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  • Greenpeace: High Arsenic, Mercury Levels in Sludge

    October 8, 2010 8:52 AM

    VIENNA (AP) - Greenpeace is warning of "surprisingly high" levels of arsenic and mercury in the red sludge that seeped out of a burst reservoir in Hungary and has devastated the surrounding area. The activists say samples taken Tuesday in the town of Kolontar showed 110 milligrams of arsenic and... more »
  • Sludge-hit Hungarian villagers demand compensation

    October 6, 2010 9:45 PM

    KOLONTAR, Hungary (AP) - There was no stopping the avalanche of toxic red sludge: It smashed through the door of Kati Holczer's house, trapping the mother and her toddler in a sea of caustic waste. She saved her 3-year-old son, Bence, by placing him on a sofa that was floating... more »

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