Indonesia is the 4th most populated country in the world with more than 250.000.000 people --- There are 316 ethnic groups which speak 670 dialects in Indonesia --- There are 17.508 islands in Indonesia, which is the largest Archipelago in the world and only 6.000 of them have a name with only 1.000 are inhabited --- If you could spend only 1 day on each island of Indonesia, you would need 48 years to see all of them? (Transportation between islands not counted) --- Indonesia has the longest coastline in the world, with 100.000 kms long --- Indonesia is probably the last country in the world, which has still unexplored territories, and is not completly mapped? (specially around Irian Jaya) --- There are about 400 volcanoes in Indonesia, and 150 out of them are active, which represents 75% of all active volcano on the planet

20.9.08

Indonesia Government Stated That "TIDAK BISA MENUTUP LUMPUR LAPINDO"

On September, 11th 2008, Indonesia government had made a statement that Lumpur Lapindo – Lapindo mudflows at Porong Village, Sidoarjo – cannot be stopped !

Indonesia government’s decision to give up was based on expert informations specially geologists that stated that Lapindo Mudflows Disaster was caused by earthquake and the mudflows cannot be stopped….



It has been estimated that the Lapindo mudflows at Porong Village, Sidoarjo, East Java, cannot be stopped, Tempo Interactive reported. The Indonesian Environmental Forum (Walhi) is reported to sue gas exploration company PT Lapindo Brantas over the mudflow in Sidoarjo, East Java.
The mudflow, which has been gushing since May 29 last year, has killed 13 people and injured scores more. Many blame the disaster on exploration by Lapindo Brantas Inc.
Around 7,000 residents from the complex have been living in shelters at Baru Porong market since the area was inundated by the mudflow.

According to a geology expert, the mudflows will only stop if there were a hydrostatic equilibrium.

James Mori, a geology expert from Kyoto University, Japan, stated he could not be certain when the mudflows would end.

“It could be ten years, or even more. We do not know,” he said after an international conference on the Lapindo mudflows at the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology yesterday.

According to him, the mud volcano that exists in Sidoarjo is the first in the world.






Aerial view of the mud gushing out of a Lapindo Brantas Inc. gas exploration well in Sidoarjo, East Java. According to Greenpeace, the situation is slipping beyond control and called on President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to hold Lapindo and its shareholders, Bakrie Group, Santos of Australia and Medco Group, fully accountable for one of Indonesia's worst industrial disaster. (greenpeace)

Then, for how long thousands people of sidoarjo specially porong village will be suffer?

Is is time for quit?

Cause there are other expert (drilling engineer) opinion, that had a different opinion with the geologists (Salahuddin Wahid - Kompas 20 September 2008 - opini)

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