The Cyanide Spill at Baia Mare, Romania

The Cyanide Spill at Baia Mare, Romania

Before, during and after

June 2000 | Print | Brochure

This is a summary of a report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on the cyanide spill at Baia Mare, Romania. The report followed a joint investigative mission to the affected areas and was carried out by a team of 20 scientists during the period February 23 to March 6, 2000. It included sampling analysis and discussion with local authorities and NGOs in the affected areas.