News tagged with toxic sludge

IBM: Our new gel can kill superbugs

Researchers from computer firm IBM say they have invented a new non-toxic gel that can kill deadly drug-resistant bacteria by cutting through the sludge that shelters them and attacking the germ's cell membrane.

dateJan 25, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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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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Image: Toxic sludge in Hungary

On Oct. 4, 2010, an accident occurred at the Ajkai Timfoldgyar alumina (aluminum oxide) plant in western Hungary, when a corner wall of a waste-retaining pond broke, releasing a torrent of toxic red sludge down a local stream.

dateOct 13, 2010 in Environment
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