112 drums of unknown liquid found near Hulu Selangor creek

Hee Loy Sian.

SHAH ALAM: A total of 112 drums filled with an unidentified liquid were found near an unnamed creek in an Orang Asli settlement along Sungai Jang, Kerling in Hulu Selangor near here on Saturday.

Selangor Environment, Green Technology, Science, Technology and Innovation and Consumer Affairs Committee chairman Hee Loy Sian said the finding was reported by the Hulu Selangor District Council (MDHS) at 7.39am.

However, no fluid from the drums was found to have entered the river, located about 52km from the Rantau Panjang Water Purification Plant.

“Following the report, an integrated operation was carried out by the Selangor Water Management Authority (LUAS), MDHS, Selangor Department of Environment (DoE), the police, Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd and the Tanjung Malim District Council (MDTM).

“LUAS also put barricade tape on all the drums at the location. Investigations revealed that the drums belong to the owner of a vegetable farm near the scene. MDHS has issued two offence notices to the owner,” he said in a statement here today.

He said further investigations revealed that the drums were distributed by a factory in Kampung Sungai Dara, Behrang Ulu, Perak. MDTM has issued an offence notice to the owner of the premises as well.

He said the DoE has also instructed the owners of the factory to remove the drums from the scene as required under the Environmental Quality Act 1974.

Hee said as of yesterday, all of the drums had been transported back to the factory concerned. However, LUAS and other related agencies are still monitoring the location.