Predicting the World’s Next Water Pollution Disaster

National Geographic: This story is part of a special National Geographic News series on global water issues. When an estimated 184 million gallons (697 million liters) of industrial waste spilled into Hungary’s Marcal River in early October, arsenic and mercury threatened to taint water supplies and degrade rivers, both at the site and for hundreds of miles downstream. In some ways, Hungary’s toxic mud disaster was a wake-up call, shining a spotlight on potential water pollution hotspots around the globe.

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Predicting the World’s Next Water Pollution Disaster

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