August 13th, 2019
The Danube-Ipoly National Park Directorate (DINPI) will launch an environmental cleanup project to remove fuel and heavy metals from four ponds used by Soviet tanks around Strazsa Hill at Esztergom, in northern Hungary. The 2.7 hectare area is located next to drinking water resources, the director of DINPI told a press conference in Esztergom on Tuesday. Tests in the ponds have revealed the presence of heavy metals in the sludge, Andras Furi said. The clean-up project will include removing contaminated soil and concrete structures from the spot used for a fuel depo, as well as cleansing the sludge, he said.