A PALM oil spill following a road accident involving two lorries along the ELITE Highway at 3.30pm Thursday (July 28) caused the Bukit Tampoi water treatment plant to shut down. However, there was no water supply disruption. The incident was detected by a 24-hour patrol unit from the Selangor Water Management Board (LUAS). Selangor tourism, environment, green technology and Orang Asli affairs committee chairman Hee Loy Sian said the spill had made its way into Sg Semarang and then Sg Langat which was located only 700m from the water treatment plant. "As part of the prevention and control measures, Air Selangor issued an order to shut down the plant to prevent pollution from reaching the plant. "Based on records, there was no disruption to the water supply. "LUAS had also activated a 'Code Red' alert based on the Emergency Manual for Water Source Pollution to launch a thorough investigation at high-risk areas," said Hee in a statement Friday (July 29)." Hee added that the early measures taken by PLUS Malaysia Berhad included providing 25 sawdust bags at the site to contain the pollution. "LUAS officers then utilised an oil pad to prevent further flow of contaminants from the highway's drainage… Read full this story
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