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What does the flood do with the red sludge in Hungary?

7 Jun 2013, Index

The bauxite residue container pond in AlmásfüzitÅ‘, Hungary has been declared to be one of the most threatened areas by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Thursday. Although the flood protection dikes are unarguably high, Greenpeace is concerned that dangerous substances may seep into the Danube with the elevated ground water levels, as it has been discussed in recent scientific publication...


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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Flood 1999 90,700
Flood 1999 42,795
Flood 2006 32,000
Flood 2001 10,000
Flood 2000 2,000
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
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