Hungarian village evacuated amid fresh spill fears
The Hungarian village of Kolontar has been evacuated amid fears of a fresh red mud spill, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Saturday, DPA reported.
A fresh state of emergency developed overnight when possible new cracks were found in the wall of the waste reservoir of an alumina factory, Orban said.
Seven people died as a result of Monday's spill when hundred of tons of red sludge from the factory poured through the town, about 160 kilometres south-west of the capital, Budapest, in what has become Hungary's worst ever environmental damage.
Cleanup efforts continue as environmental experts try to assess the damage the alkaline spill has caused to the Danube, Europe's second largest river.