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Recovering from the Red Flood

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Toxic Riches

Poorly regulated mining and refining facilities are causing enormous devastation, while corporate...

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More than 350 homes were damaged in the 2010 Ajka Alumina plant disaster. Eight months later, the victims are still struggling to start new lives.

There were more than 350 homes damaged in the Ajka Alumina plant disaster in 2010. Since then, the Hungarian government has spent more than $166 million on clean-up and reconstruction efforts. But 8 months after the accident, the victims are still struggling to rebuild their homes and start new lives.

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