Hg occurrences in Hungary are related to the Neogene Inner Carpathian Volcanic Belt but are of no economic importance. There are also polluted areas due to mining activity. The chemical industry is the main user of mercury. Kazincbarcika (northern Hungary) is an area where extreme and uncommon Hg pollution has occurred During hydrochloric acid production hundreds of tons of mercury has leaked out, contaminating the upper 4–5 m of sediments. Another seriously high mercury content has been detected at Balatonfűzfő village (near the lake Balaton), in the grounds of the Nitrokémia Works. Concentrations of Hg of limited extent can be detected in the Budapest agglomeration area too.
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