Hungary Sludge Reservoir Could Collapse

Bus drivers wait beside their buses on a highway to pick up evacuees outside Kolontar, Hungary, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. The Hungarian town of Kolontar near the toxic red sludge reservoir that flooded the area and killed at least seven people is under evacuation over fears of a new leak of the dangerous heavy metal waste, officials said. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

I hope that this disaster will not happen again.

But the cracking wall of the alumina plant reservoir could collapse at any moment.

And the whole wall may collapse.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told reporters that a crack in the concrete wall widened by 2.76 inches (7 centimeters) overnight.

Officials have started to build dams to the north so that it won’t hit too many people.

Kolontar has been evacuated.

And they may evacuate the next town of Devecser.

Both were hit by the red toxic flood on Monday.

If the wall collapse, it will be a great tragedy for Hungary.

Author: Ahmad Ali Karim

Blogger. Official Ambassador at Muafakat Pendidikan Johor (MPJ). Columnist at Utusan Malaysia. Secretary at Pertubuhan Permuafakatan Pendidikan Malaysia (ME'DIDIK).

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