December 14, 2017

Second toxic sludge flood likely as Reservoir cracks in Hungary

Hungary authorities think a damaged reservoir wall may give way further and unleash a second wave of toxic sludge onto the villages of Kolontar, Devecser and Somlovasarhely. Gyorgi Tottos, spokeswoman for Hungary's Catastrophe Protection Directorate said "We know that it will … [Read more...]

Toxic sludge claims lives in Hungary

Emergency services in Hungary are trying to contain a torrent of toxic red sludge flowing into major waterways, including the River Danube. The chemical waste burst from a reservoir at the Ajkai Timfoldgyar alumina plant and swept through surounding villages, killing four people with six missing … [Read more...]