Indonesia: Muddy Hell by Chris Stowers

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42 year old Fathoni, of Gempul Sari village, shows his five year old son the expanding lake of mud from vantage point of an earthen dam near their home. 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.