Hungary jails heads of company over disastrous toxic spill

The company's directors were sentenced to two and a half years in prison for endangering the public by criminal negligence.

    A Hungarian court has handed down jail sentences to the heads of a company responsible for one of the country's worst environmental disasters.

    Ten people were killed and rivers were destroyed when more than a million cubic metres of toxic sludge burst from a reservoir at a plant of MAL Hungarian Aluminium in 2010.

    The company's two directors were sentenced to two and a half years in prison for endangering the public by criminal negligence.

    Al Jazeera's Charlie Angela reports.


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