05 OCT 2010 / 04:49
Danube Countries Worry About Effects of Hungary Toxic Sludge Spill
The flood of toxic sludge which has killed at least three people in Hungary could threaten other Danube river countries as Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine.
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The red chemical waste, which is considered to contain caustic material, was released when the reservoir of an alumina plant burst near the Hungarian capital Budapest. It has already flooded several villages, causing the death of at least three people and injuring 120.
Hungary has declared a state of emergency in three counties in the western part of the country, as local police and emergency teams evacuate people and try to limit the effects of the disaster.
Local media reported that Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine could be also affected by the toxic waste pollution if the red mud reaches the waters of the Danube River.
The Bulgarian Ministry of Environment has warned that the deadly sludge could reach the country within seven days, but local authorities said that any possible pollution would be minimal.
The Danube emergency warning system is already in operation, the Ministry said in a statement, adding that the environmental agencies in the countries which form the Danube region are prepared to conduct tests of the river waters.
Mafiöse Verbrecher Strukturen, sitzen in den Stadt Räten, welche ja für diesen lächerlichen Damm in Ungarn verantwortlich sind, aber ebenso in Albanien, wenn man private Profite macht, wenn man in Lehm Bergen bauen lässt, wie in Albanien durch die Kavaje und Durres Stadt Mafia. Allein in Durres sind seit 2004 alle Grundstücks Direktoren ins Gefängnis gewandert, ähnlich in Kavaje, aber man macht macht weiter mit den kriminellen Stadt Planungen und ist nur vorsichtiger geworden.