Hungary town evacuated, fears of new sludge flood

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
October 9, 2010 09:06




Hungary — The Hungarian town of Kolontar near the toxic red sludge reservoir that flooded the area and killed at least seven people was evacuated Saturday over fears of a new leak of the dangerous heavy metal waste, officials said.

Experts fear the walls of the reservoir may weaken further, disaster management spokesman Tibor Dobson told The Associated Press. No new waste, however, has escaped from the huge container so far, Dobson said. The evacuation of the town of several hundred people began before dawn.


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