Winds cause second wave of pollution


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 14 Mar 2019

IPOH: The second wave of toxic gas pollution in Johor was due to the movement of the winds as well as the dry and hot weather, says Fire and Rescue Department director-general Datuk Mohammad Hamdan Wahid.

The air circulation around the affected area was now normal following the monitoring of chemical gas readings along Sg Kim Kim, he said in a Bernama report.

He was also reported by an online portal as saying that there would not have been a second wave if the waste had been immediately removed and cleaned up.

“I understand that the activities to clean the river from the toxic waste will be in the form of cooperation between the government agencies and the private sector which has the expertise,” he told reporters after giving out awards to firemen here yesterday.

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