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. The Margasari village is in zone 1 of four zones of the cleanup effort being undertaken by Pertamina for the oil spill in Balikpapan Baythe result of a damaged Pertamina crude oil pipe on March 31.
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Two weeks have passed, and the cargo ship MV Ever Judger has not left the waters of Balikpapan Bay in East Kalimantan. This ship, which sails under the flag of Panama, should have set sail on March 30, leaving Balikpapan with a cargo of 74,000 tons of coal, headed for Lumut, Perak, Malaysia. The captain had been authorized to leave by the port authority.