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.