Indonesia: Muddy Hell by Chris Stowers

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Children swim beside the overflow pipes at the edge of a dammed area near Besuki village. Since May 2006, more than 10,000 people in the Porong subdistrict of Sidoarjo have been displaced by hot mud flowing from a natural gas well that was being drilled by the oil company Lapindo Brantas. The torrent of mud - up to 125,000 cubic metres per day - continued to flow three years later.