Rancaekek community immaterial losses and surrounding areas due to environmental pollution by the industry over the last 10 years reach over Rp 11 trillion.
It was revealed by Head of Greenpeace Indonesia Longgena Ginting, in discussions about the Citarum in Bandung City Music Park, Saturday (21/5), which was attended by Vice Governor of West Java Deddy Mizwar.
"We have conducted a joint study with WALHI and other environmental activists, the result is over the last 10 years the loss suffered by the people reached 11.4 trillion due to pollution from industrial waste," said Ginting.
The loss was due to the exposure of various diseases, and contaminated dozens of hectares of rice fields that surround the industry. "Most of the skin and gastrointestinal diseases caused by industrial sewage discharged into the river without first processing" he explained.
Therefore Greenpeace calls on people and government to work together against waste pollution, notably through legal channels. (Pun)