Sidoarjo mudflow

Sidoarjo mudflow

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[Lumpur Sidoarjo, Bahasa Indonesia, = Sidoarjo mud], mud volcano, Sidoarjo regency, central East Java prov., Indonesia, 20 mi (30 km) S of Surabaya. In May, 2006, a hot mudflow erupted close to a drill site in the Porong district of Sidoarjo, eventually creating a mud volcano that has since buried a dozen villages in the surrounding area and displaced more than 40,000 people. At its height, some 235,000 cu yd (180,000 cu m) of mud were disgorged every day. The oil exploration company blamed the mudflow on a strong earthquake that struck the day before near Yogyarkata some 180 mi (300 km) away, but many geologists believe that eruption was due entirely or largely to side-effects of the drilling, which hit a pressurized aquifer and was not using a protective casing at the time of the eruption. Attempts to block the mud volcano's mouth proved a failure. Some of the mud has been directed to the sea using the nearby Porong River, but most of it has been contained with enormous levees. The disgorging of the mud from beneath the site and the weight of the mud on the surface is causing the site to subside; it has been estimated that the eruption could continue for 30 years and the area around the volcano's mouth could subside as much as 460 ft (140 m).
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In September 2006 the president issued a Presidential Decree (Keppres 13/2006), which stated that Lapindo had to fund the activities of the newly established Tim Nasional Penanggulangan Semburan Lumpur di Sidoarjo (TIMNAS PSLS, National Sidoarjo Mudflow Mitigation Task Force).
A Presidential Regulation dated April 2007 (Perpres 14/2007) stated that the temporary governmental mitigation task force would be replaced by the Badan Penanggulangan Lumpur Sidoarjo (BPLS, Sidoarjo Mudflow Mitigation Agency; henceforth BPLS).
its own media institutions (national private TV stations TV One and ANTV, and the online wire service VIVA News) to provide positive news coverage of the Sidoarjo mudflow. (26) Take, for example, the story of Sulastri from Gempolsari, who happily received money for her lost land--enough to buy a new house and save some more for the future, (27) and of Suparman from Kedungbendo, who tells (in a TV One reportage) how the disaster turned into a blessing: he set up his own business with money provided by the Bakrie family and was able to contract 26 fellow mud victims.
Because of its controversial nature, the Sidoarjo mudflow had already become the subject of worldwide discussions amongst scientists and environmentalists.
In episode 4, dedicated to the children of the Sidoarjo mudflow, (55) Ali meets Siti at the busy Ramadan night market.
'The myth of environmental compensation in Indonesia: Lessons from the Sidoarjo mudflow', in: Michael Faure and Andri Wibisana (eds), Regulating disasters, climate change and environmental harm: Lessons from the Indonesian experience, pp.
Indeed, the issue of Sidoarjo mudflow is politically and economically complex.
The body was established in April 2007 to replace the previous agency called Tim Nasional Penanggulangan Lumpur Sidoarjo (TPLS--National Team for Tackling Sidoarjo Mudflow).
political agendas and feudal mentality of governance officials), it will lead to a better result of tackling the Sidoarjo mudflow, which currently is one of the biggest governance issues in Indonesia.
Laporan Pemeriksaan Atas Penanganan Semburan Lumpur Panas Sidoarjo: Ringkasan Eksekutif (audit report of the management of Sidoarjo mudflow: executive summary), retrieved 8 November 2007, from http://www.bpk.go.id/doc/parsial/ hp_lumpur/executive/Ringkasan_Eksekutif.pdf
Penanganan Lumpur Sidoarjo Diserahkan ke Badan Penanggulangan Lumpur Sidoarjo (the Sidoarjo Mudflow Tackling has been handed over to the Body for Tackling Sidoarjo Mudflow), retrieved 15 June 2007.
14/2007 on Badan Penanggulangan Lumpur Sidoarjo (the Body for Tackling Sidoarjo Mudflow), retrieved 15 June 2007.