Friday, June 1, 2007


Never ending mudflow in Indonesia

‘One year on, the torrent of mud gushing out of a drilling site on Java island shows no signs of abating.

Toll roads, railway tracks and factories have been submerged and 15,000 people have fled from their homes since May last year when mud began flowing from a “mud volcano” following an oil-drilling accident in Sidoarjo, an industrial suburb near provincial capital Surabaya.

The mud volcano has put an area four times the size of Monaco under hot mud.

An embankment has been built in an unsuccessful attempt to stop the mudflow.’

Followup to Indonesia plans new tactic to curb massive mud flow.

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