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Hungary chemical spill: 15 executives go on trial

The head of an alumina plant in western Hungary has gone on trial charged with negligence following the country’s worst chemical disaster. Ten

The head of an alumina plant in western Hungary has gone on trial charged with negligence following the country’s worst chemical disaster. Ten

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Hungary's worst disaster - warnings it could happen again

The one year anniversary of Hungary’s worst disaster approaches and the bulldozers are still at work as remnants of a thick red sludge remain

The one year anniversary of Hungary’s worst disaster approaches and the bulldozers are still at work as remnants of a thick red sludge remain

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Red mud, blue Danube

A red desert landscape has enveloped entire villages in Hungary, in the wake of the toxic sludge disaster. The people living along the Danube River

A red desert landscape has enveloped entire villages in Hungary, in the wake of the toxic sludge disaster. The people living along the Danube River

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Hungary spill plant reopens despite warnings

It is business as usual at the aluminium plant behind the toxic sludge spill in Hungary. Despite warnings from environmentalists that the affected

It is business as usual at the aluminium plant behind the toxic sludge spill in Hungary. Despite warnings from environmentalists that the affected

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Hungarian toxic plant to reopen

The alumina plant at the heart of Hungary’s worst ecological disaster is to restart production tomorrow, but it will remain under state control for

The alumina plant at the heart of Hungary’s worst ecological disaster is to restart production tomorrow, but it will remain under state control for

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Emergency dam almost complete in sludge hit Hungary

Authorities in Hungary say the emergency dam being built to prevent a second toxic sludge spill is close to completion.   Engineers began the

Authorities in Hungary say the emergency dam being built to prevent a second toxic sludge spill is close to completion.   Engineers began the

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Hungary takes control of spill factory as wildlife suffers

As authorities in Hungary race to construct an emergency dam to thwart a second toxic sludge spill, volunteers are sifting through the red poison

As authorities in Hungary race to construct an emergency dam to thwart a second toxic sludge spill, volunteers are sifting through the red poison

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Hungarian PM blames "human negligence" for spill

“Human negligence” was to blame for last week’s spill of toxic sludge in Hungary, according to the country’s prime minister. The boss of the

“Human negligence” was to blame for last week’s spill of toxic sludge in Hungary, according to the country’s prime minister. The boss of the

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EU response to Hungarian sludge danger

Five EU environmental experts are in Hungary to help cope with the sludge from the Ajka alumina factory spill. The national authorities want to know

Five EU environmental experts are in Hungary to help cope with the sludge from the Ajka alumina factory spill. The national authorities want to know

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Head of Hungarian toxic sludge firm arrested

The boss of the Hungarian aluminium firm linked to last week’s massive spill of toxic sludge has been arrested.    Zoltan Bakonyi, head of

The boss of the Hungarian aluminium firm linked to last week’s massive spill of toxic sludge has been arrested.    Zoltan Bakonyi, head of

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Hungary races to reduce new toxic sludge threat

Amid threats of another wave of red toxic sludge in Hungary, workers are racing to build make-shift emergency dams. Cracks have widened in the

Amid threats of another wave of red toxic sludge in Hungary, workers are racing to build make-shift emergency dams. Cracks have widened in the

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Threat of second toxic sludge spill in Hungary

Hundreds of people have been evacuated from a town in Hungary amid threats of a second spill of toxic red sludge. Authorities say the wall of a

Hundreds of people have been evacuated from a town in Hungary amid threats of a second spill of toxic red sludge. Authorities say the wall of a

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Residents flee new threat from red sludge

Amid the threat of a second spill of toxic red sludge, the Hungarian authorities say they are taking no chances. They have decided to completely

Amid the threat of a second spill of toxic red sludge, the Hungarian authorities say they are taking no chances. They have decided to completely

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Fears of fresh toxic flood in Hungary

A village near the site of the toxic sludge spill in Hungary has been evacuated amid fears of a second wave of poisonous flooding. Around 800

A village near the site of the toxic sludge spill in Hungary has been evacuated amid fears of a second wave of poisonous flooding. Around 800

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Sludge spill reservoir 'may have leaked in June'

New pictures from Hungary show the broken wall of a reservoir after it burst, spilling a torrent of toxic sludge from an alumina plant. The

New pictures from Hungary show the broken wall of a reservoir after it burst, spilling a torrent of toxic sludge from an alumina plant. The

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Danube fears eased but sludge death toll rises

The catastrophic effects of the toxic spill in the Danube’s tributaries have not been carried downstream to the great river itself, easing many

The catastrophic effects of the toxic spill in the Danube’s tributaries have not been carried downstream to the great river itself, easing many

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Serbia, Croatia test for Hungarian spill pollution

Serbian and Croatian authorities stepped up testing in the Danube on Friday amid fears the Hungarian toxic spill is spreading.   Officials say there

Serbian and Croatian authorities stepped up testing in the Danube on Friday amid fears the Hungarian toxic spill is spreading.   Officials say there

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Hungary pleas for EU aid

Hungary has officially asked the European Union for help as it takles what its president has described as an “ecological tragedy”. All life in the

Hungary has officially asked the European Union for help as it takles what its president has described as an “ecological tragedy”. All life in the

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Hungary hints at tighter controls after spill

The Hungarian prime minister has described the accident as an “unprecedented environmental catastrophe” in the country. The government is trying

The Hungarian prime minister has described the accident as an “unprecedented environmental catastrophe” in the country. The government is trying

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Hungarian toxic sludge reaches Danube

As the clean up continues in Hungary – toxic red sludge from an aluminium plant spill has now reached the River Danube. Disaster crews are also

As the clean up continues in Hungary – toxic red sludge from an aluminium plant spill has now reached the River Danube. Disaster crews are also

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Toxic spill: A village destroyed

Three days after red toxic sludge spilled from an aluminium plant, Hungary is counting the environmental and human cost of the disaster. At least

Three days after red toxic sludge spilled from an aluminium plant, Hungary is counting the environmental and human cost of the disaster. At least

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Toxic sludge in Hungary hits Danube

The toxic sludge that flowed from a metals plant reservoir in Western Hungary has reached the river Danube.

The toxic sludge that flowed from a metals plant reservoir in Western Hungary has reached the river Danube.

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Red poison reaches the Danube's southern branch

The toxic red sludge that spilled from a burst reservoir at the alumina plant in western Hungary has reached the Monsoni-Danube, a southern branch of

The toxic red sludge that spilled from a burst reservoir at the alumina plant in western Hungary has reached the Monsoni-Danube, a southern branch of

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Investigation launched into Hungary's toxic flood

Hungary has launched a criminal investigation into the industrial toxic mud spill from a ruptured chemical reservoir, south west of Budapest. At

Hungary has launched a criminal investigation into the industrial toxic mud spill from a ruptured chemical reservoir, south west of Budapest. At

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Toxic Spills in Europe

On Monday a river of toxic sludge burst out of the reservoir of an aluminia factory in Hungary. The deadly mud is estimated to have covered an area

On Monday a river of toxic sludge burst out of the reservoir of an aluminia factory in Hungary. The deadly mud is estimated to have covered an area

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Costly clean up after Hungary's toxic sludge spill

Authorities in Hungary say the clean up operation from the industrial toxic mud spill will cost millions of euros and take up to one year to

Authorities in Hungary say the clean up operation from the industrial toxic mud spill will cost millions of euros and take up to one year to

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Costly clean up after Hungary's toxic sludge spill

Authorities in Hungary say the clean up operation from the industrial toxic mud spill will cost millions of euros and take up to one year. The

Authorities in Hungary say the clean up operation from the industrial toxic mud spill will cost millions of euros and take up to one year. The