Hungary confident of containing red mud disaster

The toxic red mud that broke out of a residue reservoir at an alumina plant in Hungary is unlikely to reach the Danube river, a government offical told ENDS. If it does there is a good chance the mud would have been already cleaned up, she added.

The spill that occurred in the western city of Ajka earlier this week was described as Hungary's worst ever environmental disaster. Four people died and 113 were injured after about one million cubic metres of red mud erupted over six villages.

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