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Experts prepare for new dam collapse PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 03 November 2010

Experts monitoring the red-sludge dam in western Hungary are preparing for another "significant movement" in the damaged wall which holds back millions of cubic meters of the toxic mud, the National Disaster-management Directorate (OKF) told MTI on Tuesday.

The OKF said in a statement after an emergency meeting that plans were afoot to reinforce the secondary defence system surrounding the damaged area.

Earlier the condition of the damaged reservoir wall belonging to the Ajka alumina plant had been declared safe.

Fully 374 residents have returned to Kolontar, the village hardest hit by the torrent of red sludge which burst out of the reservoir on October 4, whereas 191 have said they want to move to a different location.

(caboodle.hu//MTI )

 

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Hungary tightening immigration rules PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 14 October 2010
Hungary is tightening its immigration rules to deter foreigners from gaming the EU system, daily Nepszabadsag said on Monday.
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Chief of company behind toxic sludge spill in Hungary arrested PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 12 October 2010

(CNN) -- The head of the company at the center of a toxic spill in Hungary has been arrested, accused of public endangerment and harming the environment, authorities said Monday.

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As Sludge Flooded Towns, Residents Raced to Escape PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 07 October 2010
KOLONTAR, Hungary — Just before he raced for refuge in the attic of his family’s home here on Monday at lunchtime, Krisztian Holczer called his mother at her job at a school near here.
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"Volt két malacom, mindkettQ odalett" - Devecser az iszapkatasztrófa után PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 October 2010
Második napja takarítanak az egyre fáradtabb emberek Devecseren, amelynek alacsonyan fekvő utcáit hétfőn öntötte el az ajkai timföldgyár vörösiszapja. A munka egyelőre kilátástalan, nincs hová tenni a hatalmas mennyiségű iszapot és a használhatatlanná vált holmikat. A városban fosztogatásról beszélnek, rémhírek terjednek, és van, aki attól tart: néhány év múlva rákos betegség viszi el az embereket.
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