TOXIC LANDFILL IN LAKARDOWO, INDONESIA

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Lakardowo landfill contaminates environment and damages local people's health
Lakardowo is a small village in Jetis sub-district (Mojokerto regency), with 80,018 inhabitants.The villagers has been suffering from groundwater contamination and it is impacting socio-economic, health, and environmental condition. Women and children are the main victims for the degradation of environmental and socio-economic condition. Villagers has been accusing a hazardous waste management facility later on called PT. PRIA is the only factory which have environmental permit to manage all kind of hazardous waste (59 different waste). Since the building process, the factory had already practicing illegal activities, from dumping and burning hazardous waste on barren land, employing local people with minimum protection equipment.
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