No action yet on chemical waste

(Left pic) DoE officers checking out the barrels of chemicals illegally dumped in an oil palm estate in Machang Bubok. (Above) A barrel containing the dark pungent liquid.

THE Department of Environment (DoE) is waiting for analysis report from the Penang Department of Chemistry before further action can be taken on the barrels of chemical waste found in an oil palm estate in Machang Bubok, Bukit Mertajam.

State DoE deputy director Abdul Aziz Parmin said so far the site where the barrels were dug out early last month had been sealed off and samples of the chemicals had been sent for laboratory testing, but disposal of the chemicals would require the test results.

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