Pulitzer Center grantees Dimiter Kenarov and Nadia Shira Cohen traveled to Hungary to document the process of recovery after one of Europe’s biggest environmental catastrophes.
Last year a reservoir at the Ajka Alumina plant in Hungary collapsed, releasing toxic mud into the surrounding area. Now, 8 months later, those affected by the accident are still rebuilding.
In the wake of destruction wrought by the 2010 alumina plant disaster, new opportunities emerged for Hungary’s marginalized Roma population.
When the Ajka alumina plant reservoir was breached and toxic red mud flooded the region in 2010, it destroyed not only people’s lives, but full ecosystems.Kastelypark forest serves as a grim reminder.
The lives of the citizens of Ajka were turned upside down October 4th, 2010 when the dam of an alumina plant reservoir collapsed, unleashing a flood of red alkaline sludge.
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