14 Jul '12, 11am

Haunting Photos of the Hungarian Town that a Toxic Sludge Spill Painted Red in 2010

Haunting Photos of the Hungarian Town that a Toxic Sludge Spill Painted Red in 2010

© Palíndromo Mészáros . 'The Line.' The line runs through the deserted town, splitting trees and scarring buildings. At first glance, the photographs of it resemble those of New York City artist Eve Mosher 's "High Water Line ," which marked how much of the city could be flooded due to climate change. But these images don't warn against a future disaster; they are evidence of one that's already happened. Spanish photographer Palíndromo Mészáros took the eerie images in his series "The Line" in western Hungary, where a retaining wall around a reservoir holding an aluminum company's toxic waste burst in October 2010, sending a million cubic meters of deadly sludge into surrounding towns and countryside. © Palíndromo Mészáros . 'The Line.' "The Line," which is currently being exhibited in the Festival des Promenades Photographiques in Vendôme, France (h/t designboom ), docume...

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