Factory source of recent Sungei Semenyih contamination

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 04 Oct 2016

PETALING JAYA: The Selangor state government has identified the culprit responsible for the source of pollution that resulted in the shutting down of the Sungei Semenyih Water Treatment Plant.

Green Technology and Environment Committee chairman Elizabeth Wong, in a statement on Tuesday, identified the firm as being located near Taman Sri Haneco in Semenyih.

Wong said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali with officers from the Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) and State Economic Planning Committee (Upen) went to the factory to look at its operations on Tuesday.

"MPKj has closed the premises while waiting for the Department of Environment to collect evidence of the contamination," Wong said in statement.

She said there was no activity at the factory since it was confirmed  that it was the source of the contamination at Sungei Semenyih.

The closing of the treatment plant two weeks ago caused water cuts to over 300,000 households.

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