Negri govt still waiting for detailed report on river pollution

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  • Monday, 05 Oct 2020

SEREMBAN: Authorities here are probing if the source of pollution which caused the Sungai Semenyih water treatment plant in Selangor to completely stop operating orginated from Sg Batang Benar here.

State environment, health, cooperatives and consumerism committee chairman S. Veerapan (pic) said the Department of Environment and state Water Regulatory Authority personnel were already at the Nilai 2 industrial area since Sunday (Oct 4) night to investigate this.

"I am still waiting for a detailed report. As of last night, we had yet to find anything," he said in statement.

Veerapan said the authorities were also investigating if leachate from the Pajam landfill or a duck farm located at Kuala Sg Pajam near its border with Selangor could have been responsible for this.

"We are also checking out an egg factory at the Nilai 2 industrial area," he added.

The Sungai Semenyih pollution had caused water cuts to 309,687 Air Selangor account users in the Klang Valley.

The Sungai Semenyih and Bukit Tampoi water treatment plants had to completely stop operating yesterday following pollution detected in Sungai Semenyih, which is the raw water source for these plants.

In a statement last night, Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) said it had reported the case to the Selangor Water Management Authority (LUAS) and measures were being taken to identify the source of water pollution in and around Sungai Semenyih.

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