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Dam solution sought as mud slide keeps on going

Indonesia is considering the construction of dams to brake a torrent of mud that has been gushing from a drilling site on Java island after an oil drilling accident last May.

Indonesia is considering the construction of dams to brake a torrent of mud that has been gushing from a drilling site on Java island after an oil drilling accident last May. Japanese scientists have proposed the construction of double-walled cofferdams to fence in the mud so it serves as a counterweight to the mudflow. The scheme is expected to cost US $68.2 million (IDR601 billion). 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 area.

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