20 Oct 2010

Toxic waste spill in Hungary

From the Economist:
Predicting further leakages is extremely difficult, says Gabor Figeczky of the World Wildlife Fund’s Hungarian arm. Until last week MAL’s plant was not considered particularly risky... Zoltan Bakonyi, the company’s managing director, was detained for questioning on suspicion of criminal negligence, although later released without charge... there were reasons to believe that some people at MAL were “driven by their private interests” to avoid repairing the reservoir’s dodgy walls.
These guys (and many others) need to adopt my idea for insuring against pollution disasters and service interruption.