Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Romania confronts huge meat pile

Yuck! A Romanian company is accused of dumping 47 tonnes of animal carcasses on the outskirts of Bucharest. The firm, Protan, could be fined up to £10,000 ($20,000) and those found responsible could face jail terms. The carcasses are rotting amid heat of 38C (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit), just meters from a main road. Piles of black plastic bags are stacked around the dump, with bits of chicken and even horse carcasses poking through. A strong wind is blowing the stench in all directions, but more worrying is the danger to human health.

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