Danube to enter Romania unpolluted, says water management authority
The ANAR calculations, based on data transmitted by Hungarian officials, indicate the quality of Danube's water will be within admissible parameters. Starting Sunday, tests will also measure "general physical and chemical indicators" and traces of heavy metals. The toxic sludge spilled into the Danube on Thursday and, according to forecasts, is four days away from entering Romania at Bazias. The ecological accident in Hungary, which killed four, injured 100, while seven other people went missing on Monday evening, happened 160 kilometers away from Budapest. A a sludge bed collector at an aluminum factory in Hungary broke on Monday, sending mud and chemical residues in three nearby localities. The toxic mud spill has affected inhabitants in those localities, who suffered skin burns. Four people died and more than 100 were injured in the disaster. A nearby locality has been recently evicted after the sludge dam was in danger of breaking again in another area.