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(From The Jakarta Post)
Incidents surrounding garbage disposal opened and closed the year 2004.
Residents of Cilincing, North Jakarta, witnessed the death of thousands of fish in their fish ponds following the Jakarta administration's decision to dump its waste in the surrounding area. The decision was made after the Bekasi municipality closed Bantar Gebang, which has served as a sanitary landfill dump for Jakarta's 6,000 tons of daily waste since 1986.
Black liquid from untreated waste seeped into the fish farms, killing the fish that were local residents' main source of income.
The administration eventually closed the dump after the Office of the State Minister for the Environment intervened and confirmed that the surrounding areas had been seriously polluted.
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