SIDOARJO - Workers are working hard on Thursday to repair a big dam containing mud from the Lapindo well that has already flooded hundreds of homes. Cracks started to appear in the man-made embankment on Wednesday causing authorities to declare the area as a danger zone directly.
Bambang Suryadi, from the company charged with monitoring the area, said that there was a 300-meter danger zone installed as a precaution, mentioning the situation was not severe. "We are already working to repair the cracks, there does not appear to be any problem," said Suryadi from PT Fergaco. But state news agency Antara reported that the cracks caused panic among workers at the scene.