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Sungai Selangor pollution traced to repeat-offender factory

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KUALA LUMPUR — Sept. 4, 2020: The source of the pollution which caused a major water supply disruption in the Klang Valley since yesterday has been traced to a machinery maintenance factory in Rawang which previously was compounded RM60,000 for a similar offence.

Following this the Selangor government has ordered the factory closed for now, as announced by Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari via Twitter.

It is now for the Attorney-General’s Chambers to decide on any further action.

Efforts to eliminate the pollution have been in full swing since yesterday, said Amirudin.

One of steps taken is to use charcoal powder to reduce the odour of the in Sungai Selangor.

Water from a Bestari Jaya pond and Sungai Tinggi is also being pumped into the affected river to flush and dilute the pollution.

A total of 78 water tankers, 22 jumbo tankers, 54 static tanks, 18 local service centres, eight public water yaps and 23,000 bottles of five-litre drinking water have been provided for those affected.

The three Sungai Selangor water treatment plants and the Rantau Panjang plant remain non-operational as pollution is still detected at their intakes.

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