Proposed tailings dam for Indonesian zinc mine 'almost certain' to collapse

 Source: Deutsche Welle Date: 2 June 2021 A few hundred meters from the village of Sopokomil in northern Sumatra, Indonesia, work is set to begin on a tailings dam for a zinc mine that experts say is a recipe for disaster. The site rests on unstable volcanic ash. The region is wet and regu...

Mining linked yet again to another severe flood in Indonesian Borneo

Source: MongabayDate: June 1, 2021 Recent floods that hit the eastern part of Indonesia Borneo may have been exacerbated by massive deforestation for coal mines.There are as many as 94 coal-mining concessions in Berau district, which was hit by floodwaters as high as 2 meters (6.5 feet).Twenty of th...

Water crisis in Indonesia’s East Nusa Tenggara linked to mining, observers say

Source: MongabayDate: May 1, 2021 Many parts of Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province have experienced a shortage of clean water shortage since last year.Environmental activists attribute the problem to environmental degradation in forested water catchment areas, including by mining companies.Wome...