Indonesia: Groups remember mudflow disaster that displaced 22,000 residents caused by failed natural gas drilling

Author: Yudha Baskoro, Jakarta Globe, Published on: 1 June 2019

"No Mining, No Cry", 28 May 2019

Greenpeace Indonesia and a group of other non-governmental organizations sealed the gate of the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry headquarters in Central Jakarta with a giant padlock on National Anti-Mining Day.... The commemoration was inspired by the Lapindo mudflow disaster in Sidoarjo, East Java, which started 13 years ago. A total of 640 hectares and more than 10,000 homes in ten villages are now submerged in hot mud blowing out from the failed drilling of a natural gas well by miner Lapindo Brantas. More than 22,000 residents have been evacuated from their homes. The mudflow is expected to continue for the next 25 to 30 years....

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Related companies: Lapindo Brantas (joint venture Energi Mega Persada, MedcoEnergi, Santos)