Vinegar Helps Clean the Danube River

November 14, 2010

Vinegar Helps Clean the Danube River

In early October, a “toxic” sludge hit Kolontar, Devecser and other villages 160 km west of Budapest.  However, according to Hungarian disaster management officials, pouring plaster and acetic acid (vinegar) in rivers that flowed into the Danube “helped prevent a natural disaster by neutralizing the alkaline effect of the sludge.”