Hungary: Toxic red sludge has reached Danube
Published 10/08/2010, The Jamestown Sun
KOLONTAR, Hungary — The toxic red sludge that burst out of a Hungarian factory’s reservoir reached the mighty Danube on Thursday after wreaking havoc on smaller rivers and creeks, and downstream nations rushed to test their waters. The European Union and environmental officials fear an environmental catastrophe affecting half a dozen nations if the red sludge, a waste product of making aluminum, contaminates the Danube, Europe’s second-longest river.Word count: 1015
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