TEST results of water samples from the discoloured Sungai Gong in Rawang, Selangor, have been released by the Chemistry Department and the state Environment Department (DOE) is expected to take those responsible for polluting the river to task soon.
“We have received the report from the Chemistry Department and will now proceed to complete the investigation, ” said Selangor DOE director Nor Aziah Jaafar.
“Action will be taken under the Environmental Quality Act 1974.”
She said the sample sent for testing was taken from the discharge near Indah Water Konsortium’s (IWK) sewage treatment plant.
However, she declined to comment when asked about the content of the sample taken from Sungai Gong recently.
It was previously reported that investigations by the Selangor Water Management Authority (Luas) on Sept 19 found discharge of foamy and coloured effluent in the Rawang Industrial Area.
The odourless discolouration is suspected to have been from IWK’s GBK 134 Area 5 sewage treatment plant and caused by dyes.
IWK had denied the source of the effluent and was reported as saying that the real cause was probably due to illegal dumping of waste.
When contacted, Selangor environment, green technology, science, technology and innovation and consumer affairs committee chairman Hee Loy Sian said that he could not release the results from the Chemistry Department.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson from Luas said that investigation into the recent pollution of Sungai Gong involving various government agencies was still ongoing and not completed yet.
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