Toxic wastes from the aluminum refinery "Ajkai Timfoldgyar Zrt" got into the river system of Hungary after a reservoir burst its banks. Károly Róbert College tasked Envirosense to acquire the first hyperspectral and Lidar imagery of the disaster area.
College tasked Envirosense to acquire the first hyperspectral and
Lidar imagery of the disaster area affected by the toxic spill in Hungary.
First ever "red mud" hyperspectral images in remote sensing history
enable access to the area of contamination.
AisaEAGLE hyperspectral system from the College has been chosen to provide the
complete coverage of the territory with orthorectified imagery at 1m pixel
resolution, taken over the period from October 10-12th, 2010. The ability to
acquire more than 100 square kilometers of images daily with the know-how of
Envirosense Hungary allows the authorities to meet their needs in just a few
hours, after the image acquisition, processing and delivery of the data.
Hyperspectral images of the disaster area will help determining the actual size
and concentration of the pollution and to control the mud distribution, and their
effects in plant and water systems.
wastes from the aluminum refinery "Ajkai Timfoldgyar Zrt" got into
the river system of Hungary after a reservoir burst its banks, releasing a flood
of some 1.1 million cubic meters of toxic residues on October 4. Kolontar,
the village nearest the reservoir, was immediately engulfed by a torrent of red
sludge. The next day, the Hungarian government declared a
state of emergency in three regions, impacted by the toxic wastes spill:
Veszprem, Vas and Gyor-Moson-Sopron. Hungarian authorities addressed to the
European Committee on October 7 to activate the mechanism of civil protection.
offered the in-flight operation, post-processing, field sampling and
classification free of charge.
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AisaEAGLE Collects Hyperspectral Data over the Hungarian Territory Affected by Toxic Sludge Spill
October 26, 2010