Toxic Sludge

November 11, 2010 Roberta Estes

This may look beautiful, but it’s not.  This is the red sludge left in the reservoir in Ajka, 164 km southwest of Budapest, Hungary, after the reservoir wall broke and flooded several Hungarian villages with toxic red sludge waste from an aluminum plant.  This ecological disaster is unparalleled.  It certainly begs the question of why this toxic sludge was allowed to exist in an open reservoir in the first place, poisoning the environment, animals and birds, an accident just waiting to happen.

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