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New lawsuit in Hungary environmental catastrophe in 2010

New lawsuit in Hungary environmental catastrophe in 2010

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There is a new lawsuit about an environmental catastrophe in Hungary, where in 2010, ten people lost their lives. In that year broke the wall of a slibreservoir of a plant. Mud full of heavy metals and engulfed a large area.

A Hungarian court annulled on Monday a previous judicial decision by which fifteen people were acquitted in this case. The Public Prosecutor had appealed against the judgment.

The dambreuk led to one of the worst environmental disasters in Hungary. The toxic red sludge from the reservoir in the middle of the country, destroyed hundreds of houses. Soil and rivers were heavily polluted. The cleanup took years.

The Hungarian aluminium company MAL, owner of the plant, suggested at the time that they the accident could not prevent and that there was no question of negligence.

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