Use of hazardous substances to sink the oil by Australia, Indonesia has been detrimental to the people who become neighbors territorial waters where the explosion of Montara oil wells, and as usual, the victims are all marine Timor and the fishermen who depend on sea
Spraying dispersant Corexit 9500 used type of Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) to drown in the Timor Sea oil spill caused by the explosion of Montara oil wells on August 21, 2009, allegedly had polluted all the waters of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT).
The assumption is based on the Montara oil spill spread of lead mixed with later sunk by AMSA to the Timor Sea by spraying powder is very dangerous and toxic chemical dispersant Corexit 9500 that continues to flow as the flow of movement underwater currents and wind. Corexit can cause death to millions and even billions of marine and aquatic life forms.
It was delivered by Ferdi Tanoni, Chairman of the West Timor Care Foundation (YPTB) through a written statement yesterday. Pollution allegation was based on a report by researchers incorporated a number of experts in the Timor Sea YPTB Care.
Tanoni believe in all waters of NTT and East Timor have been contaminated with the Montara oil spill dispersant Corexit 9500 and which has been almost three years without being followed by a scientific study that should be transparent
“This tremendous humanitarian problem, but our government in Jakarta continues to remain silent and made no attempt to address the problem together with the Australian Government and corporate polluters, PTTEP Australasia who manage the Montara field,” he said.
According to the author of ”Scandal of the Timor Sea, A Political Economy Barter Canberra-Jakarta”, the institute is seeking to cast a lawsuit with the Court of Australia demanded that the state government to take responsibility for problems experienced by coastal communities in the islands of East Nusa Tenggara.
“The catch of our fishermen dropped dramatically since the territorial waters of the Timor Sea fields polluted life. That was the case with the cultivation of seaweed have failed due to the cultivation of polluted waters,” he said.
On this basis, further Tanoni, the government should be more serious and eye-opening look at the problems faced by the farmers and fishermen in East Nusa Tenggara who are victims of pollution. (Marwan Azis, greenpressreport.com).