Pollution levels still a concern in Johor’s waterways

Serious incident: Some of the bags containing toxic chemicals cleared from Sungai Kim Kim by the Fire and Rescue Department’s Hazardous Materials Unit personnel in March 2019. — Filepic/The Star

THE Penang Consumer Asso-ciation (CAP) urges the Johor state government, the Department of Environment (DOE) and the local government authority to pay serious attention and take firm legal action to deal with the problem of river pollution in Pasir Gudang, Johor, that has been going on for a long time.

Four rivers in the Pasir Gudang industrial area, including Sungai Kim Kim, were found to be polluted, and at worrying levels, Johor Health and Environment Committee chairman Ling Tian Soon recently said. The other three rivers are Sungai Tukang Batu, Sungai Perembi and Sungai Buluh.

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