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Workers building wall to protect sludge-soaked village in Hungary

10-12-2010 20:27 BJT

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Machinery has been put to work in the sludge-soaked village of Kolontar, Hungary. The effort comes as construction continues on a containment wall to protect the area in case of a new flood.

The National Disaster Management Directorate says the wall will be 620 meters long with an average height of 2.7 meters. It is being built with dolomite rock and clay. The town was the worst affected of three villages flooded when a damaged storage pool dumped 700-thousand cubic meters of toxic red sludge over the area, killing at least eight people last week.

The damaged reservoir still contains 2 and a half million cubic meters of sludge. But it has no longer a large layer of water on top, so any new spills are expected to move slower and travel less distance.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: CNTV.CN

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