02-14-2000, 08:44 AM
Catastrophic cyanide spill from an Australian-Romanian mine on the river Tisza in Hungary (tributary of the Danube). More than 40 species of fish are threatened, not to mention the effect on birds, water, land, and ultimate threat to man. Some are saying this is the worst ecological disaster since Chernobyl. Here's a pic from today's newspaper. A man is scooping up the dead fish which apparently form a 5 mile conveyor belt of death. Check out the big walleye in the front (well, I think it's a "sendre" or something like that in French, just like a walleye). When will we ever learn?