Environment Forum

from For the Record:

Hungary drudges through this toxic spill

October 21, 2010

HUNGARY

I wish it were the awarding of its 14th Nobel Prize that is putting my country in the news these days.

from Photographers' Blog:

A toxic work environment

October 13, 2010

Bernadett Szabo spent eight days photographing the disaster that enveloped part of Western Hungary after a reservoir of red sludge, an alumina factory by-product, burst on October 4 and released one million cubic meters of highly toxic sludge that killed eight people, injured 120, and destroyed nearly 1,000 hectares (2,400 acres) of land. Here’s her account of working in the field under the adverse conditions she found.