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Hungary vows to start moving toxic waste from chemical plant

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian official says about 1,000 barrels of toxic waste stored at a defunct chemical company in Budapest will be quickly removed from the site.

Officials earlier said it would be months before any cleanup work could begin at the Budapest Chemical Works site. But Richard Tarnai, commissioner of the Pest County office, said Thursday the deteriorating situation demanded immediate action.

He said the rest of the estimated 2,800 tons of hazardous waste will also be taken away within months.

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