Satellite Shows Toxic Sludge In Hungary: Big Pics

Pretty wild story, which I am sure you all have already seen. But this pictures really bring it home in a new way.

Oct. 13, 2010 -- In the wake of last week's toxic sludge spill in Hungary, NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite snapped these images of the disaster area, showing a wide swath of destruction.


The spill immediately killed four people in the area and poured into the Raba River before reaching the Danube later in the week. The bright red sludge is an iron-rich byproduct of refining aluminum ore. It is highly alkaline, and several people who came in contact with it were hospitalized with chemical burns.

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