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NASA’s Earth Observing-1 satellite shows toxic sludge from the Ajkai Timföldgyar alumina (aluminum oxide) plant in western Hungary


 Toxic Sludge in Hungary

Toxic Sludge in Hungary    http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/iotd.html

On Oct. 4, 2010, an accident occurred at the Ajkai Timföldgyar alumina (aluminum oxide) plant in western Hungary, when a corner wall of a waste-retaining pond broke, releasing a torrent of toxic red sludge down a local stream. Several nearby towns were inundated, including Kolontar and Devecser, where the sludge was up to 6.5 feet deep in places. Four people were killed immediately, several more were missing and dozens of residents were hospitalized for chemical burns.

On Oct. 9, 2010, the Advanced Land Imager on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 satellite captured this natural-color image of the area.

Image Credit: NASA

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4 Responses

  1. Good God 😦

  2. I’ve watched it a little on the news. Last I heard it didn’t reach the major Danube (couldn’t call it the beautiful, blue any more if it did…
    but it was pretty bad.

  3. How dreadful 😦

  4. I still can hardly believe this catastrophe could happen in this day and age.

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