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Coal mining ‘destroying’ Kalimantan | News | Eco-Business ...

A new report by environmental activists warns that after decades of deforestation from widespread illegal logging, Kalimantan now faces a bigger environmental threat: large-scale coal mining is severely damaging the island’s ecology.

10 trapped as landslides hit coal mine in Indonesia's South ...

Jan 26, 2021 · JAKARTA (Xinhua): Ten miners have been trapped underground as landslides struck a coal mine in South Kalimantan province in central Indonesia, a senior disaster official said on Tuesday (Jan 26).

Palm oil plantations, coal mines linked to deadly Indonesia flood

Jan 20, 2021 · “The biggest cause of deforestation in Kalimantan [Indonesian Borneo] right now is palm oil and coal,” Greenpeace Indonesia climate campaigner Hindun Mulaika said. This is not the first time a major natural disaster in Indonesia has been linked to environmental destruction wrought by the plantation and the mining industries.

Kalimantan Floods Hamper Coal Mining and Supply | D-Insights

The Indonesian Coal Mining Association (APBI) Executive Director, Hendra Sinadia, said flooding and high rainfall had significantly affected mining operations. "Nearly half of South Kalimantan mines are affected by floods, submerging pits [coal mining sites].

Adani’s coal mine in North Kalimantan devastates the local ...

Geoff Law Feb 04, 2020. Adani’s coal mine in North Kalimantan devastates the local environment. The corporations owned or controlled by the Adani Group are best known for their massive operations in India and their divisive proposal to mine coal in Queensland. Less well known is Adani’s coal-mining operation on a small island off the coast of Borneo in Indonesia, yet Adani’s record here could be an indicator of what’s in store for those living in the vicinity of the company’s ...

10 workers trapped as landslides hit Indonesian coal mine

Jan 26, 2021 · Jakarta Jan 26 : Ten Workers Have Been Trapped Underground As Landslides Struck A Coal Mine In Indonesias South Kalimantan Province Senior Disaster Official Said On Tuesday.The Occurring Outside The Area From Sunday Nig

IndoMet project, coal mining in East and Central Kalimantan ...

The IndoMet Coal Project, which was initially referred to by BHP Billiton as the Maruwai coal project, covers five potential coal deposits in East and Central Kalimantan in Indonesia. In 2016 a part of it was sold to Adaro. The concessions contain more than 1.2 billion tonnes of metallurgical and thermal coal that would be shipped to Asian markets.

Report identifies tycoons controlling site of new Indonesian ...

Jan 06, 2020 · Luhut’s mining firms, for instance, have left 50 such pits behind. There are 94 of these pits at the site of the new capital, out of 630 across East Kalimantan, according to the NGO coalition ...

coal mining destroying kalimantan

coal mining destroying kalimantan. coal mining destroying kalimantanAntica Macelleria Coniglio The Sebuku coal mine is an open cut truck and shovel coalmining operation located on the tiny and remote island of Sebuku in the province of South Kalimantan Indonesia It is owned and operated by the Straits Resources Singaporelisted subsidiary ...

Stop the coal boom destroying Borneo rainforests - groups

Below we publish two statements relating to countering the impacts of coal mining in Kalimantan (the Indonesian part of Borneo). First, the World Development Movement backs local opposition by calling on UK banks to cease financing the destruction. A short video be viewed at: http://www.wdm.org.uk/exposed-how-our-banks-finance-climate-change

10 trapped in coal mine hit by landslides in South Kalimantan

Landslides near a coal mine triggered mudflow, which has trapped 10 miners. Pumps are being used to clear the mud, but the rescue team is in need of higher-power ones so rescuers can enter the site. – AFP pic, January 26, 2021

BHP Billiton to be slammed for Borneo coal mining at AGM ...

Local communities in Central Kalimantan are telling us that coal mining is destroying their future." Hendrik Siregar's trip to London follows a visit to Indonesia and the site of the Indomet project by the UK organisations Down to Earth and the World Development Movement and coincides with the launch of a report by the World Development ...

Are palm oil plantations, coal mines linked to Indonesia's ...

Jan 21, 2021 · According to data from the South Kalimantan provincial government, there were 13 coal companies with mining contracts and 160 firms with mining permits in the province as of 2013. Combined, concessions for mining and oil palm plantations occupy half of South Kalimantan’s total area; 33 per cent of the land falls under mining concessions and ...

Samarinda’s deadly mining pits - Inside Indonesia

In East Kalimantan alone, nearly 50 per cent of the province is now covered in coal mining permits, threatening agricultural land and conservation areas. New powers for allowing district governments to issue permits did not, however, correspond with an increase in budget or capacity for local management and monitoring of mining operations or ...

Business, human rights and climate in the UK-Indonesia ...

Kalimantan has been designated a ‘Center for Production and Processing of National Mining and Energy Reserves’, and the general strategy for the coal industry is “to encourage the extraction of large coal deposits located in inland Kalimantan, accessible with adequate infrastructure and supported by proper regulations while maintaining ...

Indonesian Coal Mining Boom Is Leaving Trail of Destruction ...

Dec 17, 2015 · In South Kalimantan province, a 2014 Greenpeace study of surface and wastewater samples collected in coal-mining areas reported levels of iron and manganese in creeks and rivers that were consistently above Indonesia’s legal limit, and noted that 7 of 29 samples had pH readings below 3 — a level of acidity found in vinegar.

Restoring Damage from Coal Mining in East Kalimantan | ELTI

Singlurus Pratama, a coal mining company in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, has taken positive steps to restore the sites where it operates. Before the Research Institute of Natural Resources Conservation Technology (Balitek­-KSDA) and ELTI, the company’s restoration efforts were limited to planting monocultures of fast-growing species, the ...

10 workers trapped as landslides hit Indonesian coal mine ...

Jan 26, 2021 · 10 workers trapped as landslides hit Indonesian coal mine “The mud has fully submerged the underground area located in lower spots. Ten miners were working in the lower spots.

Rejection of Railroad Development of Central Kalimantan Coal

Deep in the heart of Borneo, communities and local activists are mobilising against a dangerous new threat to their livelihoods. BHP-Billiton is planning to build massive coal mines stretching over an area more than twice the size of London, destroying some of the last pockets of primary rainforest in Borneo and contributing to runaway climate change. This would deprive indigenous peoples of ...

Small-scale mining in Central Kalimantan - Inside Indonesia

In line with national policy, Law No. 11/1967 on Basic Provisions for Mining required mining activity to be licensed by the state, rendering illegal the Dayak tradition of gold mining. The law was viewed as giving excessive authority to the central government and was subsequently replaced by Law No. 4/2009 on Mineral and Coal Mining, which gave ...

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