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Sungai Kim Kim clean-up yields 350 jumbo bags of tainted earth

JOHOR BAHARU, March 15 (Bernama) -- The clean-up exercise at Sungai Kim Kim has produced 350 jumbo bags of tainted earth and 350 tonnes of polluted water so far.

State Health, Environment and Agriculture Committee chairman Dr Sahruddin Jamal said all the toxic substances collected since March 13 will be disposed at a disposal facility licensed by the Department of Environment (DOE).    

“Work to clean-up the site is monitored 24 hours by the Fire and Rescue Department as well as DOE,” he told reporters at the Disaster Assistance Management Committee Operations Centre in Pasir Gudang Municipal Council at Menara Aqabah here today.....

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Chemical pollution: cleaning operations running round the clock

JOHOR BAHRU, March 15 (Bernama) -- Works to clean up Sungai Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang are running smoothly with various public and private agencies working closely together to keep the chemical pollution contained.


MESTECC forms scientific committee to find cause of contamination in Pasir Gudang

JOHOR BAHRU, March 15 (Bernama) -- The Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) today set up a scientific committee to study the causes and solutions for the chemical waste pollution in Pasir Gudang.


Media practitioners among victims of chemical waste pollution

JOHOR BAHRU, March 15 (Bernama) -- Like so many others affected by the chemical waste pollution in Pasir Gudang last week, media personnel assigned to cover the disaster were not spared either.


IMARET distributes masks, sends third team of volunteers to Pasir Gudang

By Syed Azwan Syed Ali

KUALA LUMPUR, March 15 (Bernama) -- The Islamic Medical Association of Malaysia's Response and Relief Team (IMARET) today distributed 500 industry-grade masks to first responders, workers, volunteers and victims at the ground zero of the chemical pollution incident in Pasir Gudang.


Johor govt welcomes face mask donations from other states

JOHOR BAHRU,  March 15 (Bernama) -- The Johor government welcomes contributions of face and nose masks type R95 from any party, including other state governments and no-governmental organisations.


2.43 tonnes of chemical waste collected from Sungai Kim Kim on first day

JOHOR BAHRU, March 14 (Bernama) -- A total of 2.43 tonnes of chemical waste were collected by the relevant agencies from Sungai Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang on the first day the dumping of chemical waste into the river was reported last Thursday.


Residents still seeking treatment over air pollution in Pasir Gudang

JOHOR BAHRU, March 14 (Bernama) -- Several residents in Pasir Gudang, which is reeling from severe air pollution since March 7, have been seeking treatment at the Ground Command Centre at the Taman Tasik Putih since early today.


Air quality normal in pollution-hit Pasir Gudang as of 10 am

JOHOR BAHRU, March 14 (Bernama) -- The air quality in most areas of Pasir Gudang was normal this morning, according to Johor Health, Environment and Agriculture Committee chairman Dr Sahruddin Jamal.


Prosecution postponed in Johor chemical waste dumping case

JOHOR BAHRU, March 14 (Bernama) -- The prosecution today of the owner of an illegal tyre recycling factory who allegedly dumped chemical waste in a river in Pasir Gudang and triggered a health crisis has had to be postponed.


Students in Pasir Gudang can check SPM results via SMS, online

JOHOR BAHRU, March 14 (Bernama) -- The Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) candidates in Pasir Gudang district who are affected by toxic fumes from chemical waste dumped into Sungai Kim Kim can check their results using three methods.


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Sarawak set to be first to use hydrogen fuel-powered buses in Malaysia


Cops seeking remand extension for suspects involved in Sungai Kim Kim pollution


Selangor Assemblywomen don headscarves in solidarity


All schools in Pasir Gudang to re-open on March 31


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