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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Vorago, Oct 7, 2010.
The Huffington Post
I read about this in the news today. Apparently people getting caught in it are suffering severe burns. And that's just the immediate effect
Isn't it about to get into the river around there? It's a terrible thing to happen, and I believe that the company should be punished. Did it ever occur to them how to actually get rid of the waste?
yeah and people are shoveling this stuff out of their homes without any real sort of protection. Look at the woman with the cat, her eyes-completely broken. The long term effects on these people is unimaginable.
An environmental crime/disaster due to lack of responsibility or accident?
Both deserve hard penalties but one deserves jail terms too imo.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, America isn't perfect but it's way ahead of what's in second place.
This kind of thing could happen here but there would definitely be consequences for the offending company. In Hungary? Who knows.
I have family close to there, it's just horrible..
i especially liked this part
amazing how ignorant some folks are.
I was just reading this on Huff.
I think it's about time we seriously looked for chemical alternatives, which we have.
"According to the current evaluation, company management could not have noticed the signs of the natural catastrophe nor done anything to prevent it even while carefully respecting technological procedures," MAL said in a statement.
I'm guessing this was an old plant that ran during the communist era. One of the great ironies of the communists was that although the ideology revolved around workers, it seems that the Iron Curtain had very, very little in terms of environmental or worker protection.
It has reached the Danube, this thing's just impossible to fix now.
They're saying that it's effects will be much diluted by the time it had hit the Danube but pretty much everyone knows that's a bunch of bs. The Danube has taken several really bad hits in the last 60 or so years
Revolved around the workers doing the work, who cares about the individual (IMO).
Yeah, that was the point for sure - the individual was not important, it was the group and what it could accomplish that was considered important.
A lot of what was built in that era, was done so hastily to try to out-compete the West. Corners were cut, precautions were not taken... the intent was to "get it built today, worry about the dangers tomorrow.."
All over Eastern Europe, Russia and in some parts of Asia there are ticking time-bombs left over from that era. It's actually really scary when you think about it.
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