The Toxic Mud Volcano That Wiped Out Entire Villages

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The Sidoarjo Mud Flow is an eruption of the world’s largest mud volcano in Porong, Sidoarjo in East Java, Indonesia. This on-going disaster has been spewing toxic mud since May 2006, displacing thousands of people from their homes, as well as an alarming increase in serious health issues among residents. The cause of the mudflow has been widely contested with two leading theories. Some believe it was caused by PT Lapindo, a gas & oil company drilling in the region. Others believe it was caused by an earthquake that occurred at the same time as the eruption. In this episode of “I Was There”, we meet with Harwati, a mudflow survivor who was born and raised in Sidoarjo. Click here to subscribe to VICE: bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE About VICE: The Definitive Guide To Enlightening Information. From every corner of the planet, our immersive, caustic, ground-breaking and often bizarre stories have changed the way people think about culture, crime, art, parties, fashion, protest, the internet and other subjects that don't even have names yet. Browse the growing library and discover corners of the world you never knew existed. Welcome to VICE. Connect with VICE: Check out our full video catalog: bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: vice.com More videos from the VICE network: www.fb.com/vicevideo Click here to get the best of VICE daily: bit.ly/1SquZ6v Like VICE on Facebook: fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: twitter.com/vice Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/vice The VICE YouTube Network: VICE: www.youtube.com/VICE MUNCHIES: www.youtube.com/MUNCHIES VICE News: www.youtube.com/VICENews VICELAND: www.youtube.com/VICELANDTV Broadly: www.youtube.com/Broadly Noisey: www.youtube.com/Noisey Motherboard: www.youtube.com/MotherboardTV VICE Sports: www.youtube.com/NOC i-D: www.youtube.com/iDmagazine Waypoint: www.youtube.com/Waypoint

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