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Long-hidden toxic waste endangers Serbia's health, EU status

In this photo taken Monday, March 12, 2018, chicken walk on a farm old rusty barrels and plastic containers full of liquid were discovered,  in the no...
In this photo taken Monday, March 12, 2018, technicians inspect a farm where old barrels and plastic containers full of liquid were found in the north...
In this photo taken Monday, March 12, 2018, an old barrel full of liquid found at a farm in the northern town of Pancevo, Serbia. Discoveries such as ...
In this photo taken Monday, March 12, 2018, a padlock attached to a locked gate of a farm where dozens of rusty old barrels and plastic containers ful...
In this photo taken Monday, March 12, 2018, a technician inspects a container on a farm where old barrels and plastic containers full of liquid were f...
In this photo taken Wednesday, March 7, 2018, Serbia's Environment Minister Goran Trivan speaks about hazardous waste during an interview to The Assoc...
In this photo taken Thursday, March 29, 2018, barrels and containers with dangerous waste which were found abandoned are temporarily stored, in Belgra...
In this photo taken Monday, March 12, 2018, a view of old barrels and plastic containers full of liquid found at a farm in the northern town of Pancev...

In this photo taken Monday, March 12, 2018, chicken walk on a farm old rusty barrels and plastic containers full of liquid were discovered, in the no...

In this photo taken Monday, March 12, 2018, technicians inspect a farm where old barrels and plastic containers full of liquid were found in the north...

In this photo taken Monday, March 12, 2018, an old barrel full of liquid found at a farm in the northern town of Pancevo, Serbia. Discoveries such as ...

In this photo taken Monday, March 12, 2018, a padlock attached to a locked gate of a farm where dozens of rusty old barrels and plastic containers ful...

In this photo taken Monday, March 12, 2018, a technician inspects a container on a farm where old barrels and plastic containers full of liquid were f...

In this photo taken Wednesday, March 7, 2018, Serbia's Environment Minister Goran Trivan speaks about hazardous waste during an interview to The Assoc...

In this photo taken Thursday, March 29, 2018, barrels and containers with dangerous waste which were found abandoned are temporarily stored, in Belgra...

In this photo taken Monday, March 12, 2018, a view of old barrels and plastic containers full of liquid found at a farm in the northern town of Pancev...

PANCEVO, Serbia (AP) — Discoveries in Serbia of rusty barrels stacked up in barns and mysterious liquids cemented behind walls in plastic tubs are triggering alarms.

It is believed that tons of poorly secured hazardous industrial waste are hidden in the country, posing long-term environmental and public health dangers.

The issue has come into focus as Serbia and other Balkan nations move toward joining the European Union.

Serbia's environmental protection minister says the problem arising from decades of neglect, corruption and economic decay is dramatic.


Updated : 2021-10-22 15:58 GMT+08:00