MAKNA “PENCEMARAN LINGKUNGAN” BAGI PARA PENAMBANG EMAS TRADISIONAL

Studi fenomenologi pada para penambang emas tradisional mengenai makna pencemaran lingkungan di wilayah penambangan emas tradisional Kabupaten Tasikmalaya

  • Yunus Winoto

Abstract

Illegal gold mining activities currently increasingly prevalent in some areas in Indonesia. One of them happened in the south of West Java province precisely in Tasikmalaya Regency. There are three locations that become a place of illegal gold mining in the region that is in District Cineam, District Karangjaya and District Salopa. The existence of this illegal gold mining activity has been detrimental to many parties in addition to the mining method which is done without using safety equipment, this activity has also damaged the surrounding environment and has caused pollution due to the processing using harmful materials such as mercury (Hg), cyanide and borax. Nevertheless, some traditional gold miners consider the activities they do not incur pollution. Therefore we are interested to study the meaning of "environmental pollution" for traditional gold mining. The method used in this research use qualitative approach with type of phenomenology research. Based on the results of the research, some interesting findings include traditional gold miners assuming the use of dangerous materials such as mercury, cyanide and borax does not cause any justification since no one has been sick or died because of frequent use of these hazardous materials.


 

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Published
2019-02-06
How to Cite
WINOTO, Yunus. MAKNA “PENCEMARAN LINGKUNGAN” BAGI PARA PENAMBANG EMAS TRADISIONAL. Commed : Jurnal Komunikasi dan Media, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 52-63, feb. 2019. ISSN 2615-6725. Available at: <http://ejournal.upbatam.ac.id/index.php/commed/article/view/605>. Date accessed: 19 nov. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.33884/commed.v3i1.605.