Danube Not Blue Now

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    A "red slurry" has been leaked by a Hungarian metals plant reservoir and caused 100 people there to suffer chemical burns. The sludge has been treated and its pH level reduced, easing fears over its impact as it reaches the Danube River.

    Toxic sludge in Hungary reportedly reaches the Danube River (video) | cleveland.com

    What is this stuff? What happened that Hungary had this disaster? I love how blithely the reporter dismisses the possibility of harm to the environment. No, no problem...its just water.

    Jeeze Louise.
     
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    But your text still is.
     
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    Thankies for pointing out that pointless coincidence, Mr. Scientist.

    *Laughs*
     
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    It would have only been fitting for you to have posted in a large red font for this thread only...but you blew your one chance.

    And to add insult to injury, you live in Cleveland.
     
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    here is some more information.

    Red River: Hungary's Toxic Sludge Could Reach Danube - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International


     
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    You are a mean, mean man. I hadn't thought of making a burning river joke, and now I just dun wanna.

    *Raspberry*
     
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    O God, it is far more serious than I thought. I cannot believe the Plain Dealer is ignoring this story; most of the area is of Eastern European descent.

    Any idea what caused this? When I read it I thought of all the abandoned steel mills here.
     
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    a reservoir burst, resulting in a toxic flooding.

    what caused the burst is under investigation.

    the MAL spokesman says: natural disaster :doubt:

    maybe his next defense is "it was terrorism".

    my guess is capitalism.
     
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    Poor Hungary. I am angry this was not CNN's lead story. T'aint the New York Times' either. No wonder Americans think the whole fucking planet revolves around them.....our media suck at covering international news.
     
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    Apparently large levels of arsenic and mercury are in the sludge. It is the size of the gulf oil spill, some 35,-000,000 cubic feet. 150 people hospitalized and 5 dead so far. But this could go on for generations - these chemicals cause illnesses such as cancer so the long term effects on the region could be substantial. They re worried about it getting into the water supply.
     

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