As headlines and photos pile up of the toxic sludge accident in Hungary, we're unfortunately reminded that it isn't unique. Toxic spills have a long and rich history in the United States and around the world, as mining companies, pesticide interests and other industries have cut safety corners with deadly, lingering results. In fact, it's alarming how often they happen, and how often the victims are forgotten.

Toxic Disasters: Slurry, Cyanide, Oil, Pesticides And Other Terrible Spills (PHOTOS)