Sg Semenyih pollution: Authorities to conduct joint inspection of possible culprits' premises

A JOINT inspection will be conducted by the Selangor Water Management Authority (Luas), Department of Environment and the Kajang Municipal Council on premises that have effluents similar to those found in the samples collected following the pollution of Sungai Semenyih.

Early investigations of the source of pollution based on water quality samples indicate that the effluents were discharged between 1am and 7am on Tuesday (Aug 31).

A statement by Selangor state tourism, environment, green technology and Orang Asli affairs committee chairman Hee Loy Sian on Wednesday (Sept 1) said the culprits discharged the pollutants when water levels at Sungai Semenyih were high, following heavy rain the night before.

“Firm action will be taken against those responsible under Section 79(1)(a) of the Luas Enactment (Amendment) 2020, which carries a penalty not less than three years’ jail, and a fine of not less than RM200,000 and not exceeding RM1mil (upon conviction),” he said.

Based on a statement released by Air Selangor on Wednesday, water supply resumed at 7am and will be fully restored to the affected areas in stages by midnight on Friday (Sept 3).

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