DOE seals off Tanjung Kling illegal toxic waste site


PETALING JAYA: An illegal toxic waste dumpsite at Pengkalan Perigi, Tanjung Kling in Melaka has been sealed off by the Melaka Department of Environment (DOE).

According to a statement, the department had been investigating the case and monitoring the site following a public tip-off on Oct 6.

They believed scheduled waste sludge from an oil refining plant was dumped at the site.

DOE director-general Norlin Jaafar said the joint operation on Oct 8 included personnel from the Melaka Historic City Council (MBMB) and the state Water Regulatory Body (BKSA).

Norlin said among items found at the site were 9,000 oil drums, six intermediate bulk container tanks and five oil storage tanks, all believed to contain the petrol sludge.

“The premises owner has been ordered to conduct cleaning and disposal of the waste materials.”

The public can lodge reports on suspicious activities by calling 1-800-88-2727 or email to aduan_k@doe.gov.my or through its official website at https:///eaduan.doe.gov.my

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