Sungai Kim Kim now clean, says Yeo


PASIR GUDANG: The government has declared a 1.5km stretch of Sungai Kim Kim here free from toxic pollution.

Announcing this, Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin said the cleaning operation was completed.

“A total of 900 tonnes of soil and 1,500 tonnes of polluted water has been cleaned,” she said a press conference here on Tuesday (March 19).

She added that the authorities would still continue to monitor the river for the next 25 days to ensure that the water and air quality within the surrounding area remains clean.

“The cleaning work by the appointed contractor began on March 13 and ended on March 17, and the job now is to bring all the chemical waste collected out to a factory for disposal," said Yeo.