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Kawah Ijen by night - sulfur mine

Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:27 am

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Re: Kawah Ijen by night - sulfur mine

Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:35 am

If I recall correctly, the life expectancy of workers there is like 25 years old. They come there, work a few years, make money for their family, then die.

If not this one, then a similar one elsewhere. Rough stuff, that sulfur mining!
 
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Re: Kawah Ijen by night - sulfur mine

Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:45 am

Kinda tricky working there without gas masks, as they seem to do :(
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Re: Kawah Ijen by night - sulfur mine

Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:59 am

omg,
even while I'm scrolling down the pics, my hand is like pulling my t-shirt to cover up my nose..
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Re: Kawah Ijen by night - sulfur mine

Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:02 pm

From #30: "Grunewald lost one camera and two lenses to the harsh conditions in the crater..."

I'm surprised that any of the photographer's equipment survived in those conditions. That looks like a horrific place to be.
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Re: Kawah Ijen by night - sulfur mine

Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:42 pm

Seems like the rough working conditions have been covered already by posters so I'll just chime in with: Wow, look at the molten sulfur! It looks very alien with that blue color. If I didn't know any better, I'd say that was the work of photoshop or CGI.
 
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Re: Kawah Ijen by night - sulfur mine

Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:50 pm

Scrotos wrote:
If I recall correctly, the life expectancy of workers there is like 25 years old. They come there, work a few years, make money for their family, then die...


There are jobs worth saving, and jobs worth outsourcing. This is neither, this is an industry best left to other nations to run. At least until cleaner-running yet economic extraction becomes possible.

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