Police open investigation into latest pollution case


SHAH ALAM: Gombak police have opened an investigation into a pollution case at the Rantau Panjang water treatment plant.

Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Fadzil Ahmat said they received a report at 3pm yesterday.

“A Selangor Water Management Board (Luas) enforcement officer lodged the report.

“Initial investigations by Luas found the water contained a substance believed to be solvent at a threshold odour number (TON) of eight, ” he said in a statement.

Meanwhile, the Selangor government believes the latest odour pollution in Sungai Selangor may be due to sabotage.

The pollution forced the shutdown of four water treatment plants supplying piped water to 1,139,008 accounts in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.

State tourism, environment, green technology and Orang Asli affairs committee chairman Hee Loy Sian said an initial probe found the odour pollution originated from a plant in Rawang.

The water treatment plants affected by the odour pollution are Rantau Panjang and Sungai Selangor Phases 1,2 and 3.

Air Selangor issued an alert for unscheduled water supply disruption from 6pm yesterday involving 1,279 areas in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang, Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor, Gombak and Hulu Langat.

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