Ammonia gas leak: Area around PJ ice factory reopened

KUALA LUMPUR: The area around Jaya Industrial Park, Ara Damansara in Petaling Jaya, which was closed off following an ammonia gas leak at an ice factory, has now been reopened.

Petaling Jaya district police chief ACP Mohamad Fakhrudin Abdul Hamid confirmed the reopening, stating this was after pollution index readings returned to normal levels at 5.30pm on Wednesday (Oct 25).

"Periodic monitoring will continue to be carried out by Petaling Jaya police mobile patrol vehicles," he said in a statement.

The police had earlier announced the closure of an area of about 400 sq m due to pollution index readings exceeding 200 particles per million (ppm), specifically 240ppm inside the factory and around 200ppm in the surrounding area.

The police received a MERS 999 call about the incident at 10.17pm on Tuesday (Oct 24) and rushed to the scene assisted by 27 firefighters. – Bernama

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