Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Disastrous flood of toxic sludge in Hungary

A human and ecological disaster is flooding Hungary. Toxic sludge from aluminum production burst a dam and innundated towns with up to 2 meters of toxic, muddy water rushing through streets, around and in buildings, over fields, etc.

Several people are dead and many are injured, including burns from caustic chemicals. Streams and rivers are swamped, with downstream risks spreading who knows how far, including the mighty Danube River in the heart of Europe.

Video from Al Jazeera (below) captures the tragic scene.

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