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Legal Framework Regarding the Presence of Heavy Metals in Aquatic Ecosystems in Romania

Ira Adeline Simionov, Larisa Condrachi, Ștefan-Mihai Petrea, Alina Mogodan, Victor Cristea
Last modified: 2021-06-28


 The Romanian environmental management is realized through the fundamental political and legal establishments, the Romanian Constitution, laws, urgent ordinance, government decisions, ministry orders, treaties, international agreements, directives, regulations adopted by the institutions of the European Union. A few laws have been adopted to protect the aquatic environment against contamination with heavy metals and metallic elements.The implementation of the aforementioned laws is carried out by certain entities such as the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR), the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Administration (DDBRA), the Commission for the Protection of the Black Sea (BSC).The purpose of this paper is to identify and centralize the main laws implemented in Romania to protect the Danube River, Danube Delta and Black Sea against contamination of these ecosystems with heavy metals.The main conclusion of the present study is that the laws implemented in Romania ensure the protection of aquatic ecosystems related to the Danube River, the Danube Delta and the Black Sea against pollution with heavy metals.

Acknowledgements: “The work of the first author is supported by the project ANTREPRENORDOC, in the framework of Human Resources Development Operational Programme 2014-2020, financed from the European Social Fund under the contract number 36355/23.05.2019 HRD OP /380/6/13 – SMIS Code: 123847. The work of the second author was carried out in the framework of the research project DREAM (Dynamics of the REsources and technological Advance in harvesting Marine renewable energy), supported by the Romanian Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding – UEFISCDI, grant number PN-III-P4-ID- PCE-2020-0008.”