Hungary PM warns of new spill risk, village evacuated

BUDAPEST, Oct 9 (Reuters) — Hungary’s premier warned on Saturday that the wall of a damaged industrial reservoir could collapse, threatening a second spill of toxic red sludge, and a nearby village was evacuated as a precaution.

About one million cubic metres of the waste material leaked out of the alumina plant reservoir into several villages and waterways earlier this week, killing seven people, injuring 123 and fouling some rivers including a local branch of the Danube.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that the wall of the damaged reservoir had cracks in it and was likely to collapse.

via Reuters AlertNet – Hungary PM warns of new spill risk, village evacuated.

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