Baia Mare


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Baia Mare

(bī`ä mä`rĕ), Hung. Nagybánya, city (1990 pop. 152,403), NW Romania, in Crişana-Maramureş. It is a mountain resort and the industrial center of a mining region. The city has chemical and metallurgical works. Baia Mare, founded by Saxons in the 12th cent., was long held by Hungary. In the city are a college of mines, remains of 16th-century fortifications, and an old wooden church. There is a large Hungarian minority in Baia Mare.
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He worked at the British embassy in Bucharest, 370 miles from Baia Mare.
This is the third year we have sent students out to Baia Mare," said college teacher Leanne Hall.
Baia Mare players Adrian Manolache and Dragos Manole were banned by the federation after failing tests for norandrosterone, which is a derivative of the steroid nandrolone, last May after a play-off match against Farul Constanta.
In addition to immediate clean-up and compensation issues, the Baia Mare spill raises thorny questions about the will and ability of national government to enforce environmental laws.
The company welcomes reports from Europe that independent specialist scientific teams from the [United Nations] and the [European Union] are coming to Baia Mare," said Brett Montgomery, Esmeralda's CEO.
ROMANIAN club FC Baia Mare has decided to cash in its promotion to the country's top division for one million dollars.
The Communication gives a short overview of past mining accidents focussing on the Baia Mare and Aznalc[cent]llar accidents.
At the same time, the situation is becoming increasingly acrimonious between the Hungarian authorities and officials from the Australian firm Esmeralda Exploration, co-owner with the Romanian Government of the Baia Mare gold mine, the source of the cyanide pollution.
The WWF has also singled out the Australian mining company Esmeralda, joint owner of the Arul gold mine at Baia Mare (Romania) which polluted the Danube Basin in January.
Contract award notice: Maintenance of the road sign (signs + traffic lights) in baia mare
A small quantity of heavy metals and cyanide apparently leaked from a fractured pipe on April 7, contaminating farmland near Baia Mare (Northern Romania).
What began as a mining incident in Baia Mare has resulted in widespread water pollution with far-reaching consequences in the Danube's downstream countries: "This clearly demonstrates the threat that industrial accidents pose to our environment and the need for countries to work together to improve industrial safety" said the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Yves Berthelot.