Chemical substance detected in Klang River


SHAH ALAM (Bernama): A chemical substance was detected in the Klang River on Thursday (March 14), believed to be waste illegally dumped there.

Selangor Water Management Authority (LUAS) Datuk Hashim Osman said they received information about the incident at about 6pm Thursday.

"We went to the location to determine the chemical substance and take action to prevent further pollution.

"From the information we obtained, the chemical substance is believed to have been disposed into a drain which flowed into the Klang River," he said.

Hashim said investigations were being carried out to determine how widespread the pollution is.

Earlier Thursday, LUAS uploaded information and photographs on its Facebook page concerning the disposal of the waste suspected to be a chemical substance. – Bernama

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