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Cleaning of River : 1.2 km cleaned as of tonight

Last Update: 16/03/2019

JOHOR BAHARU, March 16 (Bernama) -- The cleaning process for Sungai Kim Kim went smoothly with 1.2 kilometres of the river had been cleaned as of today, said Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian.

As such, he believed cleaning work on the river as a result of the discharge of chemical waste could be fully achieved within the next one or two days.

Meanwhile, he said that the pollution situation following the discharge of chemical waste in Pasir Gudang was under control and not dangerous.

This was based on the air quality index which was below the danger level as at 6pm today.

"The reading of 0.17 PPM (particles per million) is not a dangerous reading as it is still below 2.0 PPM,”he said when asked to comment on the air quality index reading notice pasted by the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) Johor at the Pasir Gudang Indoor Stadium tonight.

Meanwhile, the number of people who went for check-ups at the screening centre had gone down compared to the previous days which showed a good sign.

"The number of victims seeking treatment at the hospital day by day had also decreased,”he said.

Earlier, Osman spent about an hour visiting members of the public seeking early treatment at the Medic Base, Pasir Gudang Municipal Council Indoor Stadium, here just now.




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