Sg Semenyih pollution: DOE issues detention order against premises


KUALA LUMPUR: The Department of Environment (DOE) has issued an Equipment Operation Detention (POK) order to a premises suspected of inflicting the diesel odour air pollution in Sungai Semenyih.

DOE director-general Wan Abdul Latiff Wan Jaffar stated in a press release on Wednesday (May 4) that the order was issued after an investigation was carried out on the premises alongside Sungai Semenyih, particularly within the Beranang Industrial Area.

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According to him, samples of a mix of oil and water from the premises had been additionally taken for additional investigation.

“Action underneath Section 25 of the Environmental Quality Act 1974 can be taken after acquiring the outcomes of chemical evaluation,” he stated.

“If discovered responsible, the premises representatives might be fined as much as RM100,000 or jailed a most of 5 years or each and an extra positive of as much as RM1,000 per day for every day of the offence,” he stated.

According to him, the division will proceed its investigation and inspection of all premises which have the potential to trigger air pollution and stern motion can be taken against such premises.

“Informants might be rewarded underneath Section 48B of the Environmental Quality Act 1974 till the offenders are caught and informants are protected underneath Section 50A of the identical Act,” he stated.

The DOE just lately acquired a criticism of diesel odour air pollution alongside the Semenyih River and, consequently, the Sungai Semenyih Water Treatment Plant operation was suspended. – Bernama

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