Diggers in Hungary building an emergency dam
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Hungary builds dam to contain second toxic flood risk

Hungarian work crews are racing against time to build an emergency dam as cracks widened at a burst reservoir that spilled toxic sludge.

The wall of the reservoir could collapse within a day or a week, Environment State Secretary Zoltan Illes said.

A new wall is being built to protect villages already devastated by the flood of industrial waste on 4 October.

Duncan Kennedy reports.

  • 10 Oct 2010
  • From the section Europe
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