Police offer HUF 2 million reward for information on Danube oil pollution

The head of the Budapest police headquarters has announced a 2 million forint (EUR 5,600) reward for information on oil contamination at a rainwater canal in the Rackeve branch of the River Danube on the outskirts of southern Budapest.

The reward will be paid for any concrete information that could help an ongoing investigation identify the perpetrators, police said on its website on Tuesday. The identity of the person supplying information will be handled confidentially, it added.

Information can be submitted at the headquarters or by calling the telephone help line 112.

The Central Danube Water Directorate was alerted about massive oil pollution in the Szigetszentmiklos rainwater canal outlet and in the reeds on December 12. The authority said it found “a large quantity of dark, dense hydrocarbon derivative at the estuary of the Rackeve branch”.

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