JOHOR BARU (Bernama): Eleven students and pupils at four schools in Pasir Gudang were reported to have suffered headache, nausea and vomiting.
They were from SK Kota Masai 2, SMK Taman Nusa Damai, SMK Tanjung Puteri Resort and SMK Pasir Putih, which prior to this were affected by the same symptoms.
State Health, Culture and Heritage Committee chairman Mohd Khuzzan Abu Bakar (pic) said that those affected were sent to the schools’ sick bays to rest.
He said as at 4pm Sunday (July 7), none were sent for treatment at the Pasir Gudang and Masai health clinics.
In addition, no new patients had been warded at the hospital and, to date, the situation was still under control, he said in a statement here.
He added that the Environment Department (DOE), at the same time, had conducted inspections of the 212 factories in Pasir Gudang.
It had issued 108 compounds for scheduled waste offences, 10 for industrial effluence and one over sewage (septic tank).
Fifty-one directives, 11 stop-work orders and three court action proposals were also made.
Mohd Khuzzan also urged the public, who saw or suspected any suspicious activities on the dumping of illegal toxic wastes in their areas, to quickly report to DOE via toll free line 1-800-88-2727 or via eaduan.doe.gov.my. - Bernama