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Indonesia’s Deadly Acid Volcano

Sulfur Miners at Kawah Ijen Crater

Kawah Ijen is a volcanic crater lake in East Java, Indonesia. This is no ordinary lake, but a pool of sulfuric acid. Miners harvest sulfur from the caldera, carrying it miles by hand, with little to protect them from poisonous gasses. Read more about them at Environmental Graffiti. Link

(Image credit: Flickr user Matthew Harrigan)

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April 4th, 2012

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