Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Cyanide-Pollution-of-River-Tisza-Tour-27MZIFLFGNSL.htmlConceptually similarAurul Goldmine in RomaniaGP01BE2Completed★★★★Water Pipeline Running into a Tailing Pond in Baia SprieGP0GSSCompleted★★★★Water Running in a Tailing Pond in Baia SprieGP0NBGCompleted★★★★Well in Baia Mare, RomaniaGP0IQ3Completed★★★★Children Playing in Baia MareGP02I7Completed★★★★Aurul Goldmine in RomaniaGP0788Completed★★★★Aurul Goldmine in RomaniaGP0L91Completed★★★★Cyanide Pollution of River Tisza TourGP01H0JCompleted★★★★Activist is Sampling Water in a Tailing Pond in Baia SprieGP0A2GCompleted★★★★View AllGP01H0KCyanide Pollution of River Tisza TourTailing dam on the river Tisza. Tailing consists of ground rock and process effluents that are generated in a mine processing plant. Locations:Baia Sprie-Eastern Europe-RomaniaCredit:© Greenpeace / Alfredo JagendorferMaximum size:1788px X 2712pxKeywords:Day-Greenpeace campaigners-KWCI (GPI)-One person-Outdoors-Pollution-River pollution-Rivers-Toxic waste-Toxics (campaign title)Shoot:Cyanide Pollution at River Tisza TourCampaigners tour along the river Tisza to collect samples and information on the level of pollution. The area is at high risk of cyanide and heavy metal contamination. On January 30th 2000, the dam containing toxic waste material from the Baia Mare Aurul gold mine in North Western Romania burst and released 100,000 cubic meters of waste water, heavily contaminated with cyanide, into the Lapus and Somes tributaries of the river Tisza, one of the biggest in Hungary.Cyanide is highly toxic, and is lethal to humans and other species even in very small doses.