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Hungary: Toxic spill factory chief executive arrested

Police in Hungary have arrested the chief executive of the Aluminium plant at the centre of the toxic sludge crisis in the west of the country.

The arrest of Zoltan Bakonyi was announced by the Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

He also said the company would be temporarily nationalised and that those responsible would bare the financial consequences of the crisis and not the Hungarian taxpayer.

Engineers and disaster relief workers, aided by volunteers, have been racing to finish an emergency dam to contain an expected second spill from the reservoir.

Duncan Kennedy reports.

  • 11 Oct 2010
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