To make an overview of pollution in Romania,
we selected some of the most relevant and latest
from online press or TV.
Smoking and pollution have become
ill over a million and half of
The data of the first study in Romania for
identifying pulmonary disease shows
that 8% of the population suffers from a
lung disease. Of these only 16% went to
Most affected are men. One in four men
over age 40 has such a disease that, over
time, get worse and may even lead to
Do you know how many
years have your lungs?
Published: Tuesday, 14 Mai 2013
Bucharest in top of European cities with the
highest pollution levels with microparticles
Year 2013 has been designated the Year of clean air in Europe.
Therefore, scientists from the French Institute of Monitoring the Health Status
have made a report of the effects of pollution in several European cities,
analyzing several studies in the past decade. The conclusion was that Bucharest
remain in top of European cities with the highest pollution levels with
microparticles, the most risky type of pollution for the cardiovascular system
and respiratory system.
Center of the capital is crossed daily by over two million vehicles, making the
microparticle pollution level to be the highest among all European cities.
8 ianuarie 2013
Coal plants in Poland, Romania and
Germany are the biggest polluters in the
EU countries in terms of the amount of
harmful substances released into the
atmosphere, shows a study published by
the Health and Environment Alliance
Poland, Romania and Germany have the
most polluting coal plants in Europe
07 Martie 2013 http://www.capital.ro/
According to the study, "Among 20 of the most polluting coal plants
in the EU, 5 are from Romania: in Turceni, Rovinari, Drobeta Turnu-
Severin (our town) Işalniţa and Mintia..
42.8 billion per year.
Together, coal power plants in Poland, Romania and
account for more than half of the total impact of these plants on human health.
Coal plants are an important source of air pollution in Europe, which experts
respiratory disease called him "invisible killer" and is today one of the
biggest public health threats.
A large coal plant annually emit more tons of hazardous air pollutants
and has an average lifespan of at least 40 years.
Coal-fired power plants release significant amounts of particulate matter
(dust particles), sulfur dioxide and oxides of nitrogen. Of these, the most
dangerous to health are fine particulate matter (PM2.5)
Other hazardous substances emitted by coal plants baskets are heavy
metals like mercury and persistent organic pollutants (POP) such as
dioxins and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH).
COAL PLANTS , THE "INVISIBLE KILLER"
EU proposes a series of technical options to reduce these emissions
under a new UN treaty.
Coal power plants are the
largest source of mercury
emissions in Europe
It can affect children's cognitive development and
irreversibly affect the vital organs of the fetus.
These data on the health impact of coal are even more worrying for Romania
considering that the government does not take action, but rather postpone
upgrading of 28 power plants which must to reduce emissions of sulfur
dioxide, nitrogen oxides and dust.
Halanga coal plant
located outside of residential area of
Drobeta Turnu Severin, at
approximately 5 km away from the
This creates an environmental problem in our city, as you'll see in
the next news.
On May, 13 a dense cloud of dust rose from the ash deposits of Thermal
Plant Halânga, reduced visibility on a stretch of a few kilometers from the
national road linking Drobeta-Turnu Severin by Targu-Jiu.
People from different places in Mehedinti living a nightmare whenever the
wind blows: a cloud of dust rises from the the ashes of Halânga deposits and
is worn over the countryside.
http://stiri.tvr.ro/un-nor-de-praf- 13 Mai 2013, 17:47
Unbreathable air due to Halanga
investigating the case and say
that the power plant workers
were obliged to wet the ash
discharged from coal
www.antena3.ro/romania/oras-romanesc-sufocat-de-poluare-orice-adiere... 27.04.2013 –
Residents of a village in Tulcea put their health at risk every day. Every waft in the air
scatter the caustic soda from the alumina factory in the city. Residues are deposited
on crops and people's homes, and authorities shrugged.
Although they know that dust is toxic, people say that they were familiar with the
phenomenon especially since no one cares.
The landfill from Alumina Factory where caustic soda is stored should be equipped
with irrigation systems that could wet at all times so as not to raise dust. Factory
representatives assumes no guilt for disaster.
Romanian City choked by pollution. Every waft in
the air scatter caustic soda
According to the survey results Greenpeace in Romania
over 3 hectares of forest disappear every hour
http://www.antena3.ro/ APRIL 14 2013
Greenpeace launched deforestation map of
Romania, during 2000-2011, requesting the
Minister of Environment and Forests, on
this occasion, to take urgent action to
The study prepared by Greenpeace shows
that the total deforested and degraded forest
area in the period 2000-2011 was 280 108
hectares - 28,000 hectares per year.
Forests cover about 29% of Romania from
the average of the European Union, which is
42% and are concentrated mainly in
"Greenpeace study reveals that almost half, ie
48.95% of deforestation in the period 2000-2011
are in current protected areas. Even worse is
that are affected even virgin forests, which are
among the most valuable. In comparison with
other European countries, where the
remaining areas are much smaller, Romania
has 218,500 hectares of virgin forests, "says ...
the Greenpeace campaign coordinator of
In the period 1990 - 2013 in Romania
disappeared more than 1 million hectares of
The government wants to allow shale gas in Romania by hydraulic
fracturing, very dangerous and toxic process that will produce numerous
health problems of people and an ecological disaster that will affect us all
(pollution of soil, surface water and groundwater , earthquakes etc etc etc)
April 4, 2013 protest against shale drilling, miting anti hydraulic
fracturing, clean water against unconventional gas
In Bucharest, in three out of ten
cases tap water contains
We have the lowest water reserves
in Europe and the dirtiest rivers.
Only half of the Romanian have
Children in the country die
from poisoned water due to
manure and latrines.
Sunday, 13 January 2013.EVZ.ro http://www.evz.ro/detalii/stiri/
Warning to water!
Romania ranks first in Europe to nitrate
In our capital, Bucharest, in
three out of ten cases tap
water contains impurities.
A study of the Center for Sustainable Policies ECOPOLIS show that in
Bucharest, three out of ten cases, tap water contains impurities. "The
water that circulates in a water distribution system is good, as shown by
official studies. Therefore, as water is distributed is certainly remains the
assumption that it is contaminated in the old pipes in old
buildings in Bucharest. Virtually every building in Bucharest
would have to do water tests to see for sure if it is good, "says President
Sunday, 13 January 2013.EVZ.ro
Half of the wells from the countryside have the
water contaminated with nitrates.
Iasi County ranks first in the country in the
number of children poisoned by these
substances with carcinogenic effects.
Since the beginning of this year, seven babies
were taken to hospital after drinking water
from wells. Last year, 20 children were
poisoned by nitrite and nitrate. According to
the Department of Public Health Iasi, half of
the 446 wells in rural areas have water
containing nitrate above the maximum limits.
The place with the most toxic water from Romania.
Here are get sick the most children.
25 April 2013 http://www.evz.ro/detalii/stiri
Five major rivers and 165 million people in 17 countries pour pollution into
the Danube River. The river absorbs raw sewage from cities, pesticides and
chemicals from farmers' fields, waste from factories and bilge oil from ships.
Virtually enclosed once it begins to weave its way through Europe the Danube
retains most of the pollution reaching its waters. Sewage washes up on the
beaches, spread disease and making the shores unsafe for residents and
tourists. Nitrogen, phosphorus and other pollutants have spawned algae
which have asphyxiated marine life and brought the river's once flourishing
fishing industry to its knees.
165 million people in 17 countries pour pollution into
the Danube River.
Oil pollution on the Danube near the
Iron Gates dam
http://www.ziare.com/social/poluare Joi, 17 Ianuarie 2013,
Danube was polluted with oil product,
near the Iron Gates of Mehedinti, onsite
acting representatives Romanian Water
to remove the stain.
The oil stain has a length of
approximately 100 meters and a width of
The first information seems to be about
oil, which comes from the bilge water of
ships that crossed the Danube in
Le Monde: Romania, pressed by Brussels
to get out of ... trash
http://www.ziare.com/social/poluare/stiri/Marti, 02 Aprilie 2013, ora 09:39
French press writes that the Brussels authorities put pressure on Romania to close
the landfill on the outskirts of towns that have sprung up in the years after the
Le Monde correspondent in Romania writes that "the ordinary countryside
lanscape, in which are living half of the 20 million Romanians" is composed of
"fields filled with household waste" from the edge of towns.
The country remains the least developed in the Union with respect to waste.
According to European statistics published in March, Romania had recycled in 2011,
only 1% of its household waste, the rest being dumped in landfills.
In the conditions that Union has imposed to the Member States by 2020, to recycle
waste at a rate of 50%.
Million project doomed to failure
http://www.ziare.com/social/poluare/proiect 05 Martie 2013
We have invested a lot of
money, there have been
projects and awareness of the
population and the conclusion
is the same: no one collect
waste selectively, and it isn't
Those responsible say that,
indeed, selective collection
does not work or works in a
very small extent.
Only in Petrosani city the
project cost one million euros
and the local authorities
recognize that it's a failure.