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Oct 07, 2010

Today in Toxic Sludge

Hungary On the heels of the  river of toxic red waste-sludge that swept through Hungarian villages this week and reached the Danube River today, Good magazine takes a look at six of the most deadly toxic sludge spills in recent history.

Among them are the Kingston Fossil Plant coal-slurry spill in Tennessee in 2008, which sent 1.1 billion gallons of coal fly ash slurry over 300 acres of land and into creeks feeding the Tennessee River. (Coal ash spills are far more common than could fit in any brief "worst-of" list. For more, read the Sierra Club’s Climate Crossroads blog.)  

 --Reed McManus

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