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MI HAZÁNK PROTESTS AGAINST FOREIGN WASTE DISPOSAL IN HUNGARY

 

It is unacceptable that a Spanish company wants to deposit non-recyclable waste originating from Italy in southern Hungary’s Hódmezővásárhely, a local leader of the radical nationalist Mi Hazánk party said. The company informed local mayor Péter Márki-Zay about its plan in March but he raised no objections, Norbert Balog told reporters. It is not known how polluted the waste is and whether it is enough to cover it with soil, he said. It is also impossible to know whether it can pose threat to the environment in the event of a natural disaster, Balog added. Krisztina Csereklye-Klapwijk, a co-leader of the party’s green arm Zöld Hazánk, said they had no exact information about how much of the 20,000 tonnes of waste was planned to be deposited in Hódmezővásárhely.