Fire at Singapore waste management plant

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  • Thursday, 23 Feb 2017

SINGAPORE: A fire has broken out at Tuas waste management plant on Thursday morning.

The location of the fire is 23 Tuas View Circuit - the premises of Eco Special Waste Management.

Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) firefighters are currently at the site to put out the flames, using three water monitors and two Unmanned Firefighting Machines.

A Facebook post by the SCDF at 8.40am said that the area, which measured about 200m by 200m, was fully engulfed in flames when it arrived.

It first alerted the public about the fire on its Facebook at 7.18am, adding that StarHub mobile subscribers within the immediate vicinity of the fire incident would have received an advisory message urging members of public to stay away from the area.

Police confirmed the fire in a Facebook post: "The Police confirm that a case of fire has been reported at 23 Tuas View Circuit.

Tuas South Ave 3 and Tuas View Crescent are closed to facilitate operations.

The public is advised to avoid the area."

ECO is fully licensed by the National Environment Agency (NEA) as a Toxic Industrial Waste Collector, a General Waste Collector, and an Asbestos Removal Contractor, among other qualifications.

It provides services to industrial and commercial customers from industries such as petrochemical, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, power generation, electronics, marine, engineering, and semiconductor, with 2,000 customers, the company said on its website. – The Straits Times/Asia News Network


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