This report, published by Greenpeace Southeast Asia, explores the affects of coal mining on the water supplies in Indonesia, in the southern part of Kalimantan.
Since 2011 South Kalimantan has produced roughly a third of Indonesia’s coal, and has resulted in ever-present environmental and social damages. Tests taken of water samples at coal mining sites proved to be above the acidity recommended in official standards. Around 45% of South Kalimantan’s rivers are downstream from coal mines and the water supplies are becoming increasingly poor quality.
Greenpeace have published the findings of their research in this report, with an accompanying short film.