MPK to let Selangor DoE probe dead fish at retention pond case

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  • Friday, 12 Apr 2019

A worker removing a dead fish from the retention pond in Ambang Botanic 1, Klang.

KLANG: Investigations into the hundreds of dead tilapia fish at a retention pond with discoloured water in Ambang Botanic 1 will be left to the Selangor Department of Environment (DoE).

Klang Municipal Council (MPK) president Datuk Mohamad Yasid Bidin said the municipality did not have the expertise to conduct toxicity tests on water samples and would leave it to the DoE.

"Selangor DoE has environmental officers who are trained to test water quality. Once DoE has completed the investigations, the results will be shared with MPK for necessary action," he said.

Mohamad Yasid added that "if the retention water channel was polluted by water from the commercial area that borders Ambang Botanic 1, we will initiate environmental measures to overcome the problem".

StarMetro highlighted the issue of hundreds of dead tilapia fish floating in a retention pond near the Ambang Botanic 1 residential area that had been causing a stench since April 4.

Ambang Botanic 1 Residents Association committee member Datuk V. Lingam said that dark greenish-black polluted water from the nearby commercial area was draining into the retention pond.

Another resident Tee Song Thye, 57, said that over the past six days, the stench of rotting fish reached their homes when workers scooped out dead fish from the pond.

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