Scene of action: Romania
2,000 tons of pesticides of Germany were identified in Romania, with 465 tons of these in the county of Transylvania alone. Greenpeace discovers the toxic waste under disastrous storage conditions - in barrels, in fragile cardboard boxes and demijohns. A contamination of soil and groundwater is obvious. Under climatic conditions such as heat and cold a disaster is looming.
At the same time the Basel Convention comes into force. However, Germany still opposed the idea of a general ban on toxic waste exports. 88 nations have already signed the agreement.