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Selangor MB: Factory responsible for Sungai Selangor pollution shut down by authorities

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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 — Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari today said that one of the factories behind the cause of contamination in Sungai Selangor has been shut down by authorities.

In a Twitter posting today he said authorities had taken action against one of the factories by shutting it down immediately. 

“With regards to the contamination that resulted in the water treatment plants being shut down, the factory in question has been confiscated and closed.

“Efforts to rid the water of the source of contamination has been ongoing non-stop since last night to ensure the waters are clean and safe for consumption,” said Amirudin.

Among the efforts being taken to clean the waters is by using activated carbon to reduce the bad odours, pumping 400 gallons of water from the Bestari Jaya water catchment and releasing water from the Sungai Tinggi dam to flush and dilute the contaminated waters.

Amiruddin said to-date there has been 78 tankers, 22 jumbo tankers, 54 static tanks, 18 rural service centres, eight public water pipes as well as 23,000 bottles of the five-litre drinking water have been distributed to help those who have been affected by the water cuts.

Air Selangor is having a media briefing on the current situation at 2.45pm today.

Yesterday, 1,292 areas in seven regions in the Klang Valley experienced unscheduled water supply disruption from 10am.

The disruption occurred after four water treatment plants, namely, Sungai Selangor Phase 1, 2, 3 and the Rantau Panjang water treatment plants were shut down as the water was polluted.

The seven areas were Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang/Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor, Gombak and Kuala Langat.



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Smart2Win Causing extreme misery to 2 million people including babies & those who are medically sick is a huge thing, also business disruptions; somemore it could be 4 days without water. The punishment is not enough. Jail sentences at least a year for the owners and compensations of hundreds millions to deter this from happening again. No factories at least 10 kilometers from water source and catchment area.
04/09/2020 5:15 PM
Smart2Win Selangor government needs to immediately take actions to gain reputation.
04/09/2020 5:23 PM
klsetitan Js gazette the whole area along that river tributaries especially the upstream where the water treatment plants as water catchment area, prohibit any form of development in catchment area. Really puzzling how come industry is allowed to be built upstream of water treatment plant or within the vicinity of rivers that are used as water supply to Selangor??!!!
04/09/2020 5:28 PM
DickyMe Something fishy about frequent water supply disruption. Factory polluting rivers is just one of the reason. How does all dams are affected at the same time?

Why need 4 days to restore supply? They don't work on weekend or during major disruption? Seems like tidak apa attitude has become full blown cancer and is disrupting service and utilities industry. Everything sucks big time from government to private. They are only interested in sending monthly BILLS. CUSTOMER SERVICE IS DEAD!
04/09/2020 5:44 PM
icecool why was the factory even allowed to operate beside the river at the first place ?
04/09/2020 7:57 PM
icecool who pocketed some black money ?
04/09/2020 7:57 PM

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