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1 June 2007

[PDF] Lapindo Brantas shirking its responsibility for damage caused by the mud volcano in Sidoarjo, Indonesia - Major international banks involved in financing catastrophic mud volcano

Author: Friends of the Earth International

On May 29 2006, a mud volcano started gushing from the ground less than 200m from the Banjar Panji I gas exploration well...and has not stopped since... 3,500 families have been forced from their homes, 11 villages submerged... It has devastated the...

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26 May 2007

Blood boils as mud volcano swallows homes [Indonesia]

Author: Mark Forbes, Sydney Morning Herald

One year ago...a gas-exploration well part-owned by the Australian mining giant Santos blew, sending a geyser of mud and toxic gas into the air. Nearby villages and factories were flooded...It is the region's worst social and ecological mining...

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8 December 2006

Banjar Panji-1 Incident - Briefing Document

Author: Santos

Santos is very concerned by the impact of the incident on the community and the environment...

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1 December 2006

Chronology of Banjarpanji [Indonesia]

Author: Energi Mega Persada

[December 2006:] The mud continues to flow at a rate of approximately 1.1 million barrels per day... By the end of the year, 40km of large scale levees had been constructed to contain the mud... Refugees continue to receive free medical care. To date,...

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1 December 2006

Indonesia: Friends of the Earth calls on banks to withhold loans from Lapindo Brantas gas project until it compensates people displaced by Sidoarjo mud volcano - Credit Suisse, Barclays, Fortis respond - Merrill Lynch declines to respond

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23 November 2006

Eight dead in gas blast at site of Indonesia mud disaster

Author: Heri Retnowati, Reuters

Indonesia blamed an uncontrolled mud flow...for a gas pipeline explosion...[which] occurred...in a part of the state-owned Pertamina East Java Gas Pipeline...The incident happened in the area where hot mud has been gushing from near the Banjar Panji...

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22 November 2006

Mystery man unearthed as mud sticks to Lapindo [Indonesia]

Author: John Aglionby, Australian [newspaper]

An American friend [James Belcher] of Aburizal Bakrie, Indonesia's powerful welfare minister, is behind the mysterious Freehold Group, which agreed to buy oil explorer Lapindo Brantas [part of Energi Mega Persada] last week. Lapindo has been blighted...

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16 November 2006

Lapindo Brantas changes hands, but questions linger [Indonesia]

Author: Jakarta Post

...PT Energi Mega Persada (EMP) says it has sold PT Lapindo Brantas Inc., its unit that operates the gas well that caused the massive mud eruption in East Java... EMP, an affiliate of a company controlled by the family of Coordinating Minister for...

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16 November 2006

Mystery man unearthed as mud sticks to Lapindo [Indonesia]

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16 October 2006

Santos may avoid toxic mud prosecution [Indonesia]

Author: AAP [Australian Associated Press]

Australian company Santos looks likely to avoid any criminal prosecution over a massive environmental disaster linked to its part-owned exploratory gas well in Indonesia's east Java...A seemingly unstoppable "mud volcano" erupted 200 metres from...

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