Thousands of mines, power plants and other facilities in the extractive industry are sitting on time bombs as they are located within or near natural disaster-prone areas across the country, according to a report recently issued by a mining and clean energy watchdog coalition.
The report suggests a gap between the business-licensing process and disaster-mitigation, as well as environmental-protection measures, which could cause harm to local residents when natural disasters strike.
The report was issued by the Bersihkan Indonesia Coalition (Cleaning Indonesia Coalition), which compiled disaster risk mapping made by authorities such as the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB). The coalition later...
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