Saturday, February 3, 2007


Indonesia plans new tactic to curb massive mud flow

‘Indonesia will drop hundreds of concrete balls into a mud volcano in a bid to brake the flow of hot liquid that has displaced more than 10,000 people and inundated entire villages in Java, an official said on Friday.

The torrent of hot mud has been flowing since an oil drilling accident in May in Sidoarjo, an industrial suburb of East Java’s Surabaya, Indonesia’s second-largest city.

Numerous attempts to cap or curb the flow since it started have failed.

But now the government plans to try concrete balls linked by metal chains.’

Followup to Poisonous mud wreaks havoc on Java.

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