No risk of biological disaster in Danube from spill

BUDAPEST Fri Oct 8, 2010 5:37am EDT

BUDAPEST Oct 8 (Reuters) - There is no risk of a biological or environmental catastrophe in the Danube river as alkalinity levels from a toxic alumina sludge spill have declined, Hungary's interior minister said on Friday.

Sandor Pinter also told a news conference that Monday's spill in western Hungary had not affected drinking water so far and government spokeswoman Anna Nagy said there would be no impact on food safety.

(Reporting by Gergely Szakacs; Editing by Mark Heinrich)