JOHOR BAHRU, Oct 15 -- The Johor Department of Environment (DOE) has suspended the license of a palm oil factory for three months, effective yesterday, after it was found to have caused the pollution in Sungai Sembrong Kiri, near Kluang, two days ago.
State Health and Environment Committee chairman R. Vidyananthan, in a statement today, said the action was taken following complaints about pollution in the river last Tuesday (Oct 13) which led to the closure of the water treatment plant at Semberong Timur.
Following investigation, it was found that the wall at the catchment pond of a palm oil palm factory had burst. The Kluang Branch DOE then issued an order for the factory to stop operation immediately, he said, adding that the factory had also taken action to repair the burst wall.
He said the public with information on the incident to contact DOE at its toll free line 1-800-88-2727 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org and through the DOE e-aduan at https://eaduan.doe.gov.my.
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