Red mud

One month after the breach of the red-mud pond dyke

Gruiz Katalin

The above photos were made by Katalin Gruiz during the site trip done by the expert team one month after the breach of the red mud pond dyke. The expert team included besides representatives of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, members of the Research Institute for Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry of the Hungarian Academy of Science, experts of the British Geological Survey and of the Newcastle University.

The above slides present the actual status of the affected villages (Kolontár and Devecser), of the red mud pond and the contaminated agricultural area.