Release date
05 December 2019
Een Irawan Putra
Een Irawan Putra
Anwar Fachrudin

Mining For Disaster in West Sumatra

Illegal gold mining in West Sumatra is extremely alarming. These activities directly affect the communities living around Batanghari, Batang Palangki, and Muara Batang Kuntan watersheds. Over the last two years, erosion has reached its most severe level due to illegal mining. Common concern is required to mitigate the negative impacts of ecological damages in the province.