Backstory: Hungarian Sludge Spill

Thursday, October 07, 2010

The toxic spill of red sludge from an alumina plant has finally reached the Danube River. On today’s Backstory segment, we’ll look into the messy method of producing aluminum and what can be done with all the so-called “red mud” that’s created in the process. We’ll speak with Dr. William Cary, a professor of ceramic engineering at Alfred University, Dr. Lex Van Geen, a geochemist at Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and Gabor Figeczky, acting director of the World Wildlife Fund in Hungary.


Dr. William Cary, Gabor Figeczky and Dr. Lex Van Geen

Comments [1]

gord Major

The reports I read that arsenic I was perplexed where this came from is the does the Bayer process increase or decrease the trance metals concentration

Oct. 15 2010 04:32 PM

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