In Romania, the Rosia Montana Gold Corporation plans to begin a large-scale mining operation. The operation will likely mean the end of the Transylvanian town that has occupied this site for two thousand years.
Rosia Montana has a long tradition of mining that stretches back more than 2,000 years, but a new open-pit gold mining site would destroy original mining tunnels and limit archaeological research.
Last year a reservoir at the Ajka Alumina plant in Hungary collapsed, releasing toxic mud into the surrounding area. Now, 8 months later, those affected by the accident are still rebuilding.
Интервю за списание Академика. (In Bulgarian)