Toxic Sludge Reaches Danube River

Posted on October 7, 2010

MSNBC.com reports that the toxic red sludge that burst out of a metals plant reservoir has reached the Danube river. The sludge killed at least four people when it poured into several small towns. The sludge is the waste product from making aluminum. The Danube is the second longest river in Europe. The only bright news is that the pH value of the sludge has been decreasing on its way toward the river as it mixes with fresh water.

Here is an earlier report on the toxic sludge in Hungary. One rescue worker says his friend's leg started burning from the caustic sludge. Take a look:



The BBC has some toxic sludge photos here.