According to experts, a spill of toxic waste in the West of Hungary may become an environmental disaster for the countries of Eastern Europe and seriously threatens the ecosystem of the Danube.
On Monday, October 8, owned by MAL Zrt large enterprise for the production of aluminum Ajkai Timfoldgyar Zrt 160 km West of Budapest was an explosion that destroyed the dam of the reservoir with toxic waste — the so-called «red mud». According to rescuers, after the explosion of the tank turned around 600-700 thousand cubic meters of toxic substances. Victims of the accident resulted in four people, including a child, about 120 people were injured and chemical burns, hundreds of people evacuated.
In the three areas affected by the spill waste (veszprém, Your and győr-Moson-Sopron), state of emergency was declared. In village of Devecser (Devecser) was sunk about 400 houses, streets of Kolontár (Kolontar) was covered with poisonous liquid mass layer in two meters.
«I think to Russia the consequences of this accident will not happen. But for Eastern Europe this is a real environmental disaster. Toxic wastes are extremely dangerous if they fall into the Danube, the entire ecosystem of this famous river is under threat. Of course, spilled waste trying to recycle, but the possibilities for this are very limited, because all contaminated soil to collect would be almost impossible», — declared doctor of technical Sciences, Professor, academician of the Russian Academy of natural Sciences Sergey Baranovsky.