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Unformatted text preview: the mud into nearby rivers, however those attempts have failed so far. The Indonesian government just passes a plan that will, hopefully, stop the flow of mud. They are going to use 1000 steel chains, each chain is linked together with four concrete balls, which are engineered to assist in maximizing their friction with the flow of mud. It will be interesting to see how this theory will work. They will drop chains slowly in a systematic sequence to determine the affect it will have on the spewing mud. Some of the locals are blaming an oil drilling company for the disaster and therefore they are funding the project at an estimated 4 billion Rupiah ($400,000 USD). An English scientist doesnt believe that these efforts will work because it may force the mud to tae a tortuous path around the balls. Although they are still uncertain, they are hoping this will work....
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2010 for the course GEOLOGY Envs 115 taught by Professor Schultz during the Spring '07 term at Santa Barbara City.
- Spring '07