Indonesia considers new method to halt mud volcano

Mei 22, 2007

16 May 2007 11:59:17 GMT Source: Reuters – Indonesia mudflow
By Heri Retnowati SURABAYA, Indonesia, May 16 (Reuters) –
Indonesia is considering a new method involving the construction of dams to brake a torrent of mud that has been gushing from a drilling site on Java island for a year. Scientists have already dropped hundreds of concrete balls into the mouth of the “mud volcano”, but have so far failed to plug the mudflow that has submerged entire villages and displaced 15,000 people in the Sidoarjo area. Under the new scheme proposed by Japanese scientists, double-walled cofferdams will be built to fence in the mud so it serves as a counterweight to the mudflow, said Sunarso, chairman of a government team tasked with stopping the mudflow.

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Pembangunan Tanggul Kanal Sisi Timur Terhambat

Mei 22, 2007

Senin, 21 Mei 2007  20:56:00 Republikaonline
Sidoarjo-RoL–  Badan Penanggulangan Lumpur Sidoarjo (BPLS) mengalami kesulitan membangun kanal pembuangan lumpur panas di sisi timur, karena harus dibangun di atas lahan berlumpur yang menyebabkan pondasi bawah tanggul kanal lemah dan alat-alat berat sulit untuk melewatinya.

Humas BPLS Ahmad Zulkarnaen di Sidoarjo, Senin mengatakan kesulitan membangun kanal ini karena Baca entri selengkapnya »


Minarak Desak Bupati Legalisasi

Mei 22, 2007

RADAR SIDOARJO      Selasa, 22 Mei 2007
SURABAYA – Berlarut-larutnya pembayaran ganti rugi korban lumpur Lapindo tampaknya harus ada campur tangan dari pemerintah. Khususnya Pemkab Sidoarjo.

Kemarin, Vice President dan Komisaris Utama PT Minarak Lapindo Jaya – korporasi yang ditunjuk Lapindo melakukan pembayaran ganti rugi – kembali mendesak Bupati Win Hendrarso agar bersedia memberikan Baca entri selengkapnya »