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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Selangor urges Negri Sembilan gov't to clean up rivers

Selangor exco member Elizabeth Wong has urged the Negri Sembilan government to clean-up the site of the pollution that has caused water disruptions in Selangor.
She said Selangor has been building bunds at the confluence between Sungai Buah and Sungai Semenyih, and had treated the water at the bunds as well as the site of the pollution across the border with activated carbon.
This proved to be effective in lowering the level of pollution, she said, but it is not sustainable.
“We want Negri Sembilan to treat the site so that the polluted water does not flow into Sungai Buah. If they do not do that this is the unfortunate situation we are in.“We have been building bunds - we have three - and we had to buy activated carbon every day.

“We have depleted the stock (of activated carbon) in Selangor already. It is all coming here. We cannot do this every day for 365 days a year, so they have to settle that problem,” she told reporters at the site of the mitigation works today.
She said the pollutant is identified as 4-bromodiphenyl ether, which had contaminated the soil at a site near Kilometre 45.9 of the Elite Highway.
Thus far, she said, 10 tonnes of the activated carbon had been used to treat the water at the bunds, 10 tonnes had been use near at the source of the pollution, while another 10 tonnes are on the way.
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