Hungary calms Danube sludge fears as death toll rises

Hungary’s prime minister has played down the threat of widespread pollution to the River Danube, following the spill of a large amount of toxic red sludge from an industrial plant.

Mr Dobson said all life in the Marcal river, which feeds the Danube, had been “extinguished”.

Mr Orban, visiting Bulgaria, said: “The good news is that we have succeeded in bringing it under control and very probably waters threatening the environment will not enter the Danube, even on Hungarian territory.


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