Klang's Sg Chandong back to normal, a day after turning pink


By CY LEE

A view of the Sungai Chandong, Klang taken on June 29 after reports of the river turning into a hue of pink. - Photo Credit: LUAS

PETALING JAYA: Sungai Chandong in Klang, which took on a pink hue on Wednesday (June 29) following the discharge of an unknown substance, has returned to normal.

In a statement on Thursday (June 30), Selangor tourism, environment, green technology and Orang Asli affairs committee chairman Hee Loy Sian said the contamination took place early Wednesday morning.

“The Selangor Water Management Board (Luas) received information on the incident in the evening. Based on information from the public, we suspect there was a discharge of effluent from the Pulau Indah industrial area.

“Luas identified the location where the red effluent originated, a drain in front of premises at Jalan Sungai Pinang.

A sample of the water collected by authorities from Sungai Chandong on (June 29). - Photo Credit: LUASA sample of the water collected by authorities from Sungai Chandong on (June 29). - Photo Credit: LUAS

“The fluid, believed to have been released into a drain by some irresponsible party, flowed into a catchment pond and then into Sungai Chandong,” he said.

The source of the effluent has yet to be determined as samples have been sent for analysis to determine its composition.

The distance from the drain to the site of the pollution is 1.32km.

“Luas, along with other agencies, will continue to monitor as well as ensure the preservation of Selangor’s water sources, and work with local residents to identify and take action against those responsible,” Hee added.

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