Cyanide contamination speeding towards YU

Feb 03, 2000

NOVI SAD, Thursday A specimen of water taken from the confluence of the Samos and Tisa rivers in Hungary today shows a concentration of cyanide 200 times the legal limit. Novi Sad Radio 021 reports that the deadly pollution is heading towards Yugoslavia along the Tisa faster than had been expected.
The cyanide has contaminated Hungary's rivers since being released from a chemical factory in Romania at the weekend.

The dean of Belgrade University's Chemistry Faculty, Professor Petar Pfendt, told Radio B2 92 today that the citizens of Vojvodina and Belgrade have no cause for panic because water supply plants are equipped to neutralise cyanide in drinking water.