In August 2004, 12 Roma families (over 100 Roma individuals) were evicted by local authorities from a building in Miercurea Ciuc. The families were resettled and live now in an 800m² field surrounded by nearby waste water filtering station that contains toxic substances .
The authorities only provided eight metal barracks for the Roma families to live in, electricity and a shared water pump; while the plot was surrounded by a barbed wire fence. The barracks, thus, are based on the contaminated field. The eight provisional shelters were not enough for 100 people, therefore the Roma built another 14 houses from wood and other materials they could find near by. The settlement was connected to electricity and only one water pump tho. When the community runs out of wood, the Roma heat the barracks using solid fuel . The provisional shelters and barracks do not offer sufficient protection from cold or rain. Weather conditions during the winter are very harsh and temperatures can reach -26°C .
The barracks can hardly be named shelters, actually, but they have the legal status of social housing and the Roma inhabitants finally have received identity papers that mentioned their temporary domicile there .
In the ﬁrst year of residents two babies in the community died of unidentiﬁed diseases. Since then, some people moved out of the contaminated shelters but some other Roma arrived from the city and from the neighbouring villages, as it is the only way to obtain legal status of residence. As a result, more improvised shelters were built in the contaminated area surrounded by warnings about toxic danger .
The placement of the Roma on the site was supposed to be a temporary "solution". Some families still lived there years later . Other Roma evicted from the same building in 2004 decided they did not want to go to the barracks provided. Instead they built shacks next to a rubbish dump. Living conditions here are equally inadequate. In 2005 a number of Roma people have filed a complaint of discrimination against the authorities at the National Council Combating Discrimination (CNCD)  .
At the time, the Vice Mayor of Miercurea Ciuc was reported to have said that this was not a case of discrimination. The mayor stated that, at most, it could be considered as positive discrimination, arguing that the Roma who were moved near the filtering station were provided with free land from the state property along with a connection to electricity and water networks, utilities being paid by the local authority. The case has also been covered by the local and national media. Nothing changed. .
In 2010 a petition was initiated by local inhabitants asking Romanian authorities to "Stop Evicting Roma Families from their Homes" . Because still in 2010, most of the Roma families were still living next to the sewage treatment plant, despite the promise that it was only intended as a temporary solution .
A photo journalist visited and recorded in 2013 that the Roma still resided in the settlement and live in the barracks next to the waste water plant surrounded by a wire fence .