By Zachary Kaylor,
and Lewis Harvey
The story of a world where they
take everything right off the top.
Except its not a story…
M I N I N G
Scratching the Surface….
O V E R V I E W•Products: Coal, gravel, iron ore,
•Coal: Usable in power plants, coal
firing engines and is produced on
site or in refineries.
•Gravel: Fills driveways, potholes,
ect. And is produced on site or after
processing. Purchased by
construction and companies.
•Dirt: Available for purchase by
construction and consumers
•Iron Ore: Refined into usable iron
ingots in refineries and then made
sold to the consumer.
B O R N E O
•Borneo is the third largest
island in the world and is
shared by the countries of
Indonesia and .
•On the map: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=borneo+on+world+map&client=safari&ie=UTF-8&ei=f2wFU8ySEeHc0QHTnoHQAQ&ved=0CAsQ_AUoAw
A N I M A L S
•Major loss of habitat
•Direct mortality (reptiles,
A N I M A L SBornean Gibbon
Bornean Sun Bear
E N V I R O N M E N T•Compaction
•Chemical alteration of nutrients
•Alteration of surface and
•Creation of acidic drainage
•Transport of toxic substances to the
•Alteration landscapes and
causes a temporary shaking of
the rock and results in new rock
fractures near working areas of
Causes old preexisting rock
fractures to become more open
Loosens mineral debris in the
oThis could affect nearly
vertical fractures located
up to several hundred feet
E N V I R O N M E N T•Acid pollution occurs when pyrite or
marcasite is exposed to air and
water during the mining process.
Rainwater mixes with the pyrite to
form sulfuric acid which is washed
into streams and ponds below the
•Acid Pollution In Water
Kills fish and other aquatic life
Eats away metal structures
•Acid also may leak out highly toxic
metals or cause them to be released
Kill aquatic life
Contaminate water supplies
causing serious adverse
human health effects.
P E O P L E•Water: Mining contaminates the
water because the excess
chemicals they use to extract the
minerals and wash equipment
leaches away from tailing ponds
and into drinking water.
•Livelihood: Many of the people in
the region depend on the
surrounding water which is
contaminated and the forests that
are cut down in order to feed
groundwater also leads to
widespread crop failure.
•Working: Workers are paid slave
wages and have to work long
shifts. Child labor laws are loose if
not non-existent and speaking out
only leaves you dead or starving
M O N E Y
•Bakrie family: Owns large parts of
Bumi Resources and Bumi Mining.
•Bumi Resources: buys Kaltim Prima
•Bumi Mining: Charged with
numerous human rights violations.
•Workers: attempt to strike and are
shot. At least 6 workers killed.
•Nathaniel Rothschild: Invests in
Bumi mining company
• Board: Splits after the Bakrie family
and Bumi mining misplaces
approximately 1 billion dollars.
Rothschild attempts to protect
investors and is kicked off board.
•Split: Board decides to remove
Bakrie family and rename company
Asia Resource Minerals
•Meanwhile: Protesters show up in
London and are ignored.
Scratching the Surface….
M O N E Y•Sidjoro Mud Flow: A volcano of hot
spewing mud forms due to unsafe
exploratory drilling. Begins in 2006
and is estimated to stop somtime
around 2017. Displaced 30,000
people and get little to no
compensation. The mud has been
behind levees since 2008.
•Bakrie Family: Aburizal Bakrie is
currently running for president and is
regarded as the most successful
businessman in Indonesia.
•Nathaniel Rothschild: One of the
wealthiest families in the world with
an estimated net worth of 400 billion
dollars. Have dominated the banking
industry since the 18th century.
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