Bitterfeld


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Bitterfeld

(bĭ`tərfĕlt), city (1994 pop. 17,030), Saxony-Anhalt district, E Germany, on the Mulde River. It is an industrial center and rail junction, but industrial development has led it to be one of the most polluted cities in Europe. Manufactures include chemicals, aluminum, machinery, and plastics. Lignite is mined in the region. Bitterfeld was founded in the mid-12th cent. and passed to Prussia in 1815.

Bitterfeld

 

a city in the German Democratic Republic; in Halle District (Bezirk), on the Mulde River. Population, 30,600 (1967). Lignite is mined. There is a large electrochemical combine, heavy machinery production, and a ther-malelectric power plant with a capacity of over 200 megawatts.

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In Bitterfeld, chemical plants were threatened by a burst dam.
DESPERATE: Hundreds of volunteers, rescue workers and soldiers build a sandbag dam to protect Bitterfeld, eastern Germany, against the waters of the River Mulde
EMERGENCY ACTION: Hundreds of volunteers, rescue workers and soldiers gather yesterday at the top of a sandbag dam built to protect the town of Bitterfeld, eastern Germany, from flooding by the waters of the swollen River Mulde
In Bitterfeld, emergency helpers and soldiers worked to fix breaks in the bank of the Mulde river after 16,000 inhabitants were evacuated.