Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The biggest environmental disaster in Hungary (Part 2)

On Monday, October 4 in the western part of Hungary there was a major technological catastrophe, which resulted in local rivers spilled about 700 000 cubic meters of toxic chemical waste. As a result, many animals have died, four people, another 120 were injured, mostly burns. Three-meter layer of mud poured into nearby villages, washing away roads with cars and rushing water in local rivers Markan. Rescuers rushed to pour into the river 1000 tons of plaster to hold back the red mud from falling into the Danube River. Red mud - a byproduct of refining bauxite into alumina, which is a thick mixture containing oxides of aluminum, iron, titanium and other metals, and alkali.


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