Toxic Spill Leaves Mind-Bendingly Perfect Line on Hungarian Forest

No need to clean your eyeglasses, this image has not been Photoshopped.
(Photo: Palíndromo Mészaros/American Photo Mag)
Jul 11, 2012· 0 MIN READ
Andrew Freeman is a California native with a degree in history from UCLA. He is particularly interested in politics and policy.

In October 2010, 261 million gallions of aluminum sludge devoured towns in Veszprém County, Hungary.

The spill covered 16 miles of land, with villagers having to flee from a wave of aluminum waste that was six feet tall. At least 16 people were killed.

Six hundred forty-five days later, the toxic spill has left a mark that is hard to be believed. The distinct red color from the aluminum waste has left all of the trees and buildings stained. Even the ground is still colored red.

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Hungary will be painted red for a long time to come, but what is more concerning is the potential long-lasting side effects the spill will have and the spread of waste.

More worrisome is the potential river runoff polution into the Danube. Veszprém is right next to the Lake Balaton, which feeds the Danube River through the smaller Sio River.

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