No pollution threat from diesel spillage on NSE, says LUAS

Photo by Selangor's Tourism and Environment Exco

MITIGATION works have been implemented by PLUS and the Selangor Water Management Authority (LUAS) after a diesel spill into a highway ditch close to Sungai Bernam.

According to a post on its Facebook page, LUAS was alerted by PLUS to an accident that occurred at KM371.9 of the North-South Expressway (NSE) at the Slim River exit at 12.40am on Thursday (Feb 2).

Diesel and hydraulic fluid from a trailer entered the highway ditch there and posed a pollution hazard to Sungai Bernam in Selangor.

LUAS said inspection of the scene found four of eight drums being transported by the trailer had broken and PLUS had implemented preventive measures by scattering sawdust on the road to absorb the spillage.

PLUS also carried out urgent clearing work at the scene, the post added.

Upon closer inspection, no flow of oil was found past the ditch and into the river.

LUAS said it would continue to monitor the site until the clean-up work is completed to ensure there is no further threat of pollution to the river and to water treatment plants in Selangor.

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