Indonesia Drops Balls Into Volcano

Feb 25, 2007
Indonesia Drops Balls Into Volcano (AP)
Indonesian workers prepare concrete balls which will be used to help stem a massive mudflow at a gas exploration site in Sidoarjo, East Java, Indonesia, Friday, Feb. 23, 2007. An Indonesian official hit back at critics of a plan to control the gushing mud volcano by dropping the balls into its crater, saying something has to be done to stop a nine-month-long eruption that has displaced 11,000 people. (AP Photo/Trisnadi)

(AP) -- Indonesian engineers temporarily halted an attempt to plug a fissure that has been gushing mud for nine months, after a steel cable hoisting cement balls into the crater broke Saturday, officials said.



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