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Dangerous Compounds at Sea
There were traces of oil under the stilt house of Aziz Badruh, a resident of Atas Air hamlet, Margasari village, in the City of Balikpapan, on Wednesday last week.
Footing the Bill for Environmental Damage
The amount of environmental losses could grow if damaged maritime and fishery resources are accounted for. The compensation to be shouldered by Pertamina could reach into the trillions of rupiah.
Oil and Water Don't Mix
The Kalimantan Police Department is investigating the cause of a crude oil spill in the waters of Balikpapan Bay. The investigation is focusing on the MV Ever Judger, a ship suspected of dropping anchor in a forbidden area of the Semayang Port. A Pertamina crude oil pipeline runs below the surface of the water there. Suspicions are that the ship's anchor dragged the pipe 120 meters, causing the 20-year-old pipe to break and spill 40,000 barrels of crude oil into the sea.
A Chaotic Oil Cleanup
Pertamina initially denied being the source of the oil spill in Balikpapan Bay. It is suspected that they did not have a crisis management plan in place.
A Dark Debacle in the Bay
A Pertamina pipeline which broke spilled the equivalent of 40,000 barrels of crude oil into the waters of Balikpapan Bay. The investigation is aimed at the MV Ever Judger vessel, which is suspected to have dropped its anchor in a forbidden area. It is said that Pertamina did not report a fifth pipeline.
Andi Syamsuddin Arsyad, owner of the Jhonlin Group: That Helicopter Request is Slander
Getting his start as a truck driver hauling wood, Andi Syamsuddin Arsyad alias Haji Isam has become a man with business dealings on land, sea and air.
Soenarko, CEO of SILO: Haji Isam is like a Head of State
The topic of the revocation of Sebuku Iron Lateritic Ores (SILO) three subsidiaries by South Kalimantan Governor Sahbirin Noor on January 26, always makes Soenarko seethe.
Land Dispute Power Play
The conflict between Sebuku Iron Lateritic Ores (SILO), the parent company of three coal mining companies on Laut Island, South Kalimantan