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Toxic Sludge Flood in Hungary
A metals factory reservoir collapsed and a toxic torrent swept through three villages in Hungary.
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Hungary Toxic Sludge

Oct. 9: A Hungarian firefighter wearing protective gear walks through a street flooded by toxic red sludge in Devecser, Hungary.

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Hungary Toxic Sludge

Oct. 9: Residents rescue usable items from their home flooded by toxic red sludge in Devecser, Hungary.

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Hungary Toxic Sludge

Oct. 9: Social workers wearing protective gear clean a house flooded by toxic red sludge in Devecser, Hungary.

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Hungary Toxic Sludge

Oct. 9: Hungarian firefighters wearing protective gear walk through a street covered by toxic red sludge in Devecser, Hungary.

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Hungary Toxic Sludge

Oct. 9: Hungarian firefighters wearing protective gear walk through a street covered by toxic red sludge in Devecser, Hungary.

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Hungary Toxic Sludge

Oct. 9: A Hungarian firefighter wearing protective gear walks in a street flooded by toxic red sludge in Devecser, Hungary.

(AP)

Hungary Toxic Sludge

Oct. 9: A Hungarian firefighter wearing protective gear stands in a street flooded by toxic red sludge in Devecser, Hungary.

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Hungary Sludge Flood

Monday's flooding was caused by the rupture of a red sludge reservoir at a metals works in western Hungary and has affected seven towns near the Ajkai, 100 miles southwest of Budapest. The flood of toxic mud killed a yet unknown number of people, injured more than one hundred, with some people still missing.

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Workers Clean Street Flooded by Toxic Mud in Hungary

Hungarian rescue workers move through a yard flooded by toxic mud in Hungary, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010. The toxic red sludge that burst out of a Hungarian factory's reservoir and inundated three villages reached the mighty Danube on Thursday after wreaking havoc on smaller rivers and creeks, an emergency official said. The reservoir break Monday disgorged a toxic torrent into creeks that flow into waterways connected to the Danube. Creeks in Kolontar, the western Hungarian village closest to the spill site, were swollen ochre red days later and villagers said they were devoid of fish.

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Firefighters Help Village Affected by Hungary Sludge Flood

Firefighters, wearing protective gear, discard belongings from a house damaged by flooding toxic mud in the village of Kolontar, Hungary, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010. Monday's flooding was caused by the rupture of a red sludge reservoir at a metals works in western Hungary and has affected seven towns near the Ajkai, 100 miles southwest of Budapest. The flood of toxic mud killed a yet unknown number of people, injured more than one hundred, with some people still missing.

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Sludge Flood in Hungary Reaches High Levels in Homes

Family photos on a wall show the height of the sludge after a flood of toxic mud broke into a home in the village of Kolontar, Hungary, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010. Monday's flooding was caused by the rupture of a red sludge reservoir at a metals works in western Hungary and has affected seven towns near the Ajkai, 100 miles southwest of Budapest. The flood of toxic mud killed a yet unknown number of people, injured more than one hundred, with some people still missing.

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Hungarian Soldiers Help in Clean Up Process

Hungarian soldiers clean a yard flooded by toxic mud in Devecser, Hungary, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010. The toxic red sludge that inundated three Hungarian villages reached Europe's mighty Danube River on Thursday but no immediate damage was evident, Hungary's rescue operations agency said. The European Union and environmental officials had feared an environmental catastrophe affecting half a dozen nations if the red sludge, a waste product of making aluminum, contaminated Europe's second-longest river after bursting out of a factory's reservoir.

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Toxic Sludge Flood in Hungary

A metals factory reservoir collapsed and a toxic torrent swept through three villages in Hungary.

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