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Lapindo mud could harm Surabaya mangrove forest

  • Indra Harsaputra

    The Jakarta Post

Surabaya | Wed, June 10 2009 | 01:04 pm

PREMIUM Mud dumped into the sea from the Lapindo mudflow through the Porong river will impact coastal ecosystems from eastern Surabaya to Pasuruan on Madura Island, researchers warn. A 2,300-hectare mangrove forest in the Surabaya municipality's Mangrove Center is now at risk, as it is only 30 kilometers from the mudflow outlet. Edy Hendras Wahyono, a mangrove researcher at the Nature Conservati...