|Before and after. From the Google Lat-Long Blog|
Near the break the waste sludge was a pH level of 13. At that level the waste is a million times more basic than water at its natural state. Many of the agricultural fields will need intensive care or they will never be able to produce again. Homes and other human goods will need to be abandoned and destroyed because they are no longer usable.
The sludge has reached the Danube River, the second largest river system in Europe. Fortunately its pH level has dropped to high but manageable levels. So far there are no reports of dead fish or dying vegetation by the river.
Google has released updated imagery showing the before and after of this horrible disaster. It is downloadable for Google Earth.