Since the beginning of the year, Romania recorded 84 accidental pollution cases, with a peak in October. The top of the nature-unfriendly companies is led by two oil companies, SNP Petrom and Rafo Onesti, followed by SC Suintest and the Bacau Penitentiary, a release from the Environment Ministry shows.

Most accidents took place near the Siret basin (39), followed by Mures (13), Buzau-Ialomita (7) and Arges-Vedea (6).

Most accidents come from evacuating residual waters in irrigation canals, pipe damages or malfunctions at the water purification plants.

The county of Bacau leads in the unfortunate top, with 31% of all accidents, followed by the counties of Hunedoara, Suceava and Ilfov.

Total subsequent fines add up to less than 400,000 US dollars.