The Associated Press Sunday, February 25, 2007; 2:40 AM
SURABAYA, Indonesia -- Indonesian engineers temporarily halted an attempt to plug a fissure that has been gushing mud for nine months, after a steel cable hoisting cement balls into the crater broke Saturday, officials said.
The hot, noxious mud has displaced 13,000 people and covered dozens of factories and thousands of homes. The mud has blocked major roads into the country's second largest city, Surabaya.
Over the next few weeks, authorities plan to drop nearly 1,500 concrete balls, weighing up to 500 pounds each, into the geyser. A string of four balls was successfully lowered into the hole Saturday in heavy rain and wind, said Rudi Novrianto, a spokesman for a government task force handling the disaster.
Thanks DR., I heard this on BBC this morning and wanted to learn more. I don't know if they should stop the volcano, maybe it is responsible for the destruction nessasary to produce new creation like the aspect of the godhead Shiva.
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I got my computer back from HP! I've been sick as Kenny's Dad...
Two people sent Checks to "Degicank Records". I had planned on going to the Small business developement office, Chamber of Commerce, and Bank yesterday, but i came down with the Ebola Virus.
I want to wait another 2 weeks to try and sell our last 6 stocks. I've had offers from folks to buy them as a block, but I want to wait and give more playas a chance to have a seat at the table. I realy thought James would want to get invovled. For the price of 10 cups of starbucks, or 10 days of cigarettes. I want to put 1/4 cank on degiwiki. I can't find the link anymore though.
I didn't get a chance to catch the article, how hot is the mud?
The article didn't add any info onto the Temperature of the mud. And the Washington post kind of skirted past the probable reason for this semi-rare type of eruption. There is a godd chance this accident occured as a result of drilling looking for natural gas deposits. They went through a week limestone layer, and it is this limestone that seems to be fueling the stream. it is flowing at a rate of 50 olymic sized pools worth a day.
IMHO they are going to end with one of two results: 1) they jam-up this opening, so the mud just finds the next weakest location in which to breach the surface.
2) it cloggs up for a little while and when the pressure is great enough it will blast back through the same oriface, sending those 1,500 concrete balls (weighing ~500lbs each) flying. in essence they have just constructed the worlds largest fragmenting grenade.
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