Eco-friendly makeover for Hungarian village

Village devastated by an industrial accident reinvents itself as model of sustainable environmentalism.

    A village in western Hungary that was devastated by a tide of toxic sludge has rebuilt itself as an eco-friendly settlement.

    Devescer was partly destroyed when a dam holding aluminium sludge collapsed and a wave of chemicals flooded homes.

    Today, the bus station is powered by geothermal energy and the village is one of the few places in the country that is not reliant on Russian gas.

    Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from Devescer.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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