police added: "We have started an investigation."
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.
UN Environment Programme experts who assessed the Baia Mare
spill reported that it had occurred "in a region with a number of poorly maintained and operated plants and flotation ponds containing cyanide and/or heavy metals, many of which are leaking continuously."
Bacau Mayor Dumitru Sechelariu said: "We reached an agreement with Baia Mare
and Bacau will be back in the first division."
The cyanide spill into the Tisza river, following a damburst at a tailings pond in Baia Mare
, Romania, in January this year and a similar accident in Aznalc[cent]llar, Spain, in 1998, where a damburst poisoned the environment of the Coto Do[currency]ana National Park, raised questions as to the effectiveness of Community policies intended to prevent such disasters, and highlighted the need for a more focused environmental policy in this area.
It has fulfilled some obligations arising from the toxic spill but has not done enough to prevent future problems involving the old mining pit or the broken tailings dam.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.
Mr Strasser welcomed the idea, stressing the importance of the Commission's support for the Danube to be cleared of obstructions as soon as possible.Further heavy metal pollution in Baia Mare
.The international task force on Danube pollution had just returned to Brussels after a trip to the region when news arrived about a future incident in Baia Mare
The Task Force agreed at the meeting to establish what had happened at Baia Mare
; to assess the damage and propose actions to remedy the situation, taking a longer-term view on what needs to be done to restore the ecological balance to the effected areas; to keep the public informed through NGOs; to identify other potential 'hotspots' and analyse, if necessary, how adequate are the existing regulatory framework.