Monday, October 11, 2010
Red sludge only latest Hungarian calamity first the Turks, then the Austrians and finally the Soviets dominated for centuries
Red sludge reservoir 'ready to collapse' as Hungary fears 2nd toxic spill
Red sludge only latest Hungarian calamity
I thought 180 million gallons of that toxic radioactive sludge dumped in the towns, country side, and water supply was horrific. Environmental groups are now warning of other potential disasters, among them seven storage ponds about 60 miles (100 kilometers) northwest of Budapest that hold 12 million tons of sludge accumulated since 1945, more than 10 times the amount that spilled last week
A high risk of another up to 500,000 cubic meters of even thicker sludge escaping the reservoir due to a deterioration of a wall in the stricken part of the reservoir. the interior minister informed us that cracks have appeared in the northern wall of the reservoir, whose corner collapsed, which make it likely that the entire wall will collapse. Hungary's premier says red sludge reservoir walls 'very likely' to collapse
Hungary raced against time on Sunday to erect a dam around a ruptured reservoir and divert a new wave of toxic sludge that threatens to overwhelm already devastated villages. Remember the Danube and the already dead tributaries leading to it!
A huge and more toxic torrent will escape damaged reservoir soon, government warns, as neighboring countries wait for effect on Danube.Hungary braces for second wave of toxic sludge