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Hungary orders aluminum company to pay victims for 2010 disaster

A Budapest court ordered the operator of an industrial plant Tuesday to pay compensation over Hungary’s worst environmental disaster when a huge flood of toxic sludge killed 10 people in 2010. The Hungarian Aluminium Production and Trade Company (MAL) has to pay 32 million forints (108,000 euros, $145,000) to a…

Warnings of ecological timebomb after Italy ship wreck

GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy — Fears rose of an environmental disaster from a wrecked cruise ship in an area of outstanding natural beauty in Italy on Monday as hopes faded of finding any more survivors on board. “This is an ecological timebomb,” Sergio Ortelli, mayor of the picturesque Tuscan island where…