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Contest #159 answer: Alumina waste disaster, Ajka, Hungary

This one was hardly to be missed: This is the waste storage of the Timföldgyár Alumina plant in Ajka, Hungary that broke loose.

ajka_burst

As a result the nearby towns of Kolontár and Devecser were flooded with a red toxic mud.

kolontar

devecser

Nasa Earth Observatory has some recent satellite pictures on the site that show the extent of the spill.

A lot of good answers from:

  • hhgygy
  • Michael Kennedy
  • Taliesin
  • Stephen Hope
  • Dennis S.
  • LawnBoy
  • Paul Franson
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • José Miguel Díaz
  • Javier Abadia
  • lardarz
  • Carvas, Portugal
  • Sarah G
  • David Kozina
  • Marlowe D
  • ACG
  • Neil
  • Willem
  • Andy McConnell
  • Andy M, USA
  • alyca
  • 009_009
  • ewen
  • Sanghoon Han
  • Steve Jaycocks
  • Camargo, California
  • Max_Power

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  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Pascal Gilbraith
  • Michael T
  • Andy Geoghegan
  • Josh Muehe

October 15th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

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