For almost one year toxic mud has been spurting from a gas drilling well swamping East Java in unprecedented corporate disaster.
15,000 people have been forced from their homes.
The Indonesian company responsible Lapindo has failed to provide satisfactory compensation to the mounting number of victims and so far nothing has managed to contain or stop the flow the mud.
Environmentalists are described it as one of the world’s largest man-made ecological disasters.
The crisis has also revealed the close political ties that exist between big business and Indonesia’s senior political leaders.
Sutami and Peter Koppen took a closer look at the site.