Friday, October 8, 2010

Ajkai Timfoldgyar Zrt Painting

Look at the Bright Side:
Toxic Waste Spews a New Artwork!

Earlier this week, a holding pond at the Ajkai Timfoldgyar Zrt aluminum plant in Hungary burst, flooding three villages with toxic sludge and threatening to contaminate the Danube River... ...the sludge poured out at the aluminum plant's toxic pond, owned by MAL Zrt, after days of heavy rain... ...after just the first day of the disaster, over a million cubic meters of the toxic sludge had escaped.... ...Greenpeace stated this was one of the worst disasters in Europe in the past 30 years and Hungary declared a state of emergency in three counties.

The highly alkaline sludge is a byproduct of the aluminum industry. The red colour is caused by iron content, one of a multitude of elements in this chemical soup.

Co2 Art partner Tatiana Iliina has created an abstract painting to acknowledge this tragic event.  It is possible to purchase this painting on Tatiana Iliina's online store.

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