On October 4, 2010, an accident occurred at the Ajkai Timföldgyar alumina (aluminum oxide) plant in western Hungary, when a corner wall of a waste-retaining pond broke, releasing a torrent of toxic red sludge down a local stream. Several nearby towns were inundated, including Kolontar and Devecser, where the sludge was up to 6.5 feet deep in places. Four people were killed immediately, several more were missing and dozens of residents were hospitalized for chemical burns. On October 9, 2010, the Advanced Land Imager on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Earth Observing-1 satellite captured this natural-color image of the area..Credit: NASA via CNP
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On October 4, 2010, an accident occurred at the Ajkai Timföldgyar alumina (aluminum oxide) plant in western Hungary, when a corner wall of a waste-retaining pond broke, releasing a torrent of toxic red sludge down a local stream. Several nearby towns were inundated, including Kolontar and Devecser, where the sludge was up to 6.5 feet deep in places. Four people were killed immediately, several more were missing and dozens of residents were hospitalized for chemical burns. On October 9, 2010, the Advanced Land Imager on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Earth Observing-1 satellite captured this natural-color image of the area..Credit: NASA via CNP

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Date: 12 Oct 2010
Location: Washington District of Columbia United States of America
Credit: NASA via CNP
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