Fighting for ecological justice

State-owned Companies without ISPO Certificates Eliminate People’s Access to Clean Water

Since 2013, PTPN VIII, a palm oil mill in Cikasungka, Cigudeg, Bogor Regency, allegedly polluted the Cikalong and Cidurian rivers with waste when the rainy season arrived. These two rivers are the primary water sources for villagers around the riverbanks, especially Kalongsawah Village, Sipak Village, Pamegarsari Village and Mekarjaya Village.
The incident happened again on Wednesday and Thursday, 29-30 November 2017. At midnight, after the rain, the waste from the mill’s holding ponds not far from villages and rivers flowed into the Cikalong River and Cidurian River for tens of kilometres. Instantly, the river water from the two rivers changed colour to pitch black, slimy and smelled rotten. Hundreds of families in Jasinga District and Cigudeg District who use this water daily can no longer use it because it has changed entirely and is scary.

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