Oil spill disrupts water supply


MIRI: A massive oil spill forced a major water treatment plant near here to shut down yesterday, interrupting the supply of 125 million litres of water daily to a population of 300,000 people in the city.

The Lambir Water Treatment Plant, located about 16km from the city centre, had to close when the raw water intake section was affected after Sungai Liku, the main river supplying water to the plant, became contaminated with oil coming from a leaking diesel-bitumen pipeline.

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