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Catastrophe in Hungary was avoidable: researcher

In Hungary, as in many parts of the world, toxic bauxite sludges created during aluminium production are stored in the open air. Prolonged rainfall probably pushed the collection pond to its limits. The dam failure has now ...

dateOct 13, 2010 in Environment
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Breaking Up Can Be Hard

Laura Townsend '10 eases a soggy lump of concrete out from what looks like a gigantic pizza oven. "Come on, whoa! -- This bad boy is going to fall apart," she says as she inspects the pebbly mass and then gingerly places ...

dateMay 05, 2010 in Engineering
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Gov't considers 7 states for mercury site

(AP) -- The federal government is trying to find a location to store the nation's excess mercury deposits, with seven states being considered. But the government is quickly finding out that very few people want the stuff.

dateJul 24, 2009 in Environment
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