Monday, July 17, 2006


Poisonous mud wreaks havoc on Java

‘Poisonous mud and gas is erupting from kilometres below the earth and 8,000 people are displaced and hundreds hospitalised on the Indonesian island of Java.

The calamity has been caused by a gas exploration project near Surabaya in East Java that has gone horribly wrong, and for the past six weeks, has unleashed hundreds of tonnes of hot toxic mud. [..]

An area of 12 square kilometres has now been covered and four entire villages have been affected, displacing almost 8,000 people.’

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