Hungarian Prime Minister Bemoans Toxic Sludge Spill

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“It is difficult to find the words. Had this happened at night, everybody would be dead.”

— VIKTOR ORBAN, Hungary’s prime minister, after visiting the western village of Devecser, where a spill from an alumina plant flooded the village and surrounding areas with a toxic red sludge; he said there was no point in rebuilding certain areas, as the spill made them unlivable (via Reuters)