Sunday, July 01, 2007
Mud volcano's eruption is unstoppable
Some 125,00 cubic metres of hot mud continue to erupt every day. Scientists suggest that the eruption may be a mud volcano impossible to stop.
The Company smelled gas in Sidoarjo,licked its lips,whetted the borehole,and forced its fist through the county’s reserveuntil it came:eruptingfrom the bowels of the earth a geyser of mud gushing fromand by now become Sidoarjo: no villages buta stinking tsunami, no paddies butsteaming pools of mud, no hatcheries butglowing mud tributaries, no one butthis immortal volcano of mudmonster released, relentless blobthe Company calls a naturaldisaster: the island'sfault.