Hungarian Toxic Waste Spill

A new series by Spanish photographer Palíndromo Mészáros called “The Line” captures the result of the 2010 toxic waste spill in western Hungary, which killed nine people and forced thousands of people to evacuate. The unbelievable, un-manipulated images reinforce how bad the spill really was, with red scarlet tide lines staining trees and buildings up to two meters from the ground. Over one million cubic meters of the radioactive alumina waste washed through the towns when one of the reservoirs burst its banks. The event is now seen as one of the largest disasters in Hungarian history.