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Monday, December 12, 2005

Don't pollute the Malaysian rivers further such as the Klang River

DAP National Deputy Chairman and MP for Kepong Dr Tan Seng Giaw urges the Malaysian Government to study the degree of pollution of the Taman Nanyang Pond, the TamanWahyu Pond and the Kg Delima Pond that serve as retention ponds for the Flood Mitigation Project (Package B) for the Sungai Gombak System and the Sungai Keroh System, Kuala Lumpur.

On 11 December, 2005, Dr Tan brought two members of a Chemical Company to collect six samples of the leachage at the Taman Beringin dumpsite, Jinjang Utara, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur. The result of the analysis, available in two weeks, will be sent to relevant authorities such as the Environment Department.

For over 30 years, rubbish from Kuala Lumpur has been dumped in Jinjang North. The Government announces that it would close down the Taman Beringin dumpsite. However, solid waste is still deposited there. Meanwhile, there is scarcely any treatment of the leachage that flows to lower ground, polluting the surrounding areas including the Taman Nanyang Pond that is connected to the Taman Wahyu Pond and the Kg Delima Pond.

The RM528.88 million Kuala Lumpur Package B Flood Mitigation Project is being implemented. The Sungai Keroh system, Kepong, involves monsoon drains and huge underground culverts, carrying excess rain water to the above-stated ponds. The water will then be released into Jinjang River, Gombak River and Batu River, ending in Klang River. If we aim to rehabilitate the dead Klang River, further polluting it will defeat the purpose.

The Government should let us know the effect of the leachage from Taman Beringin dumpsite on the ponds and the rivers.

1 Comments:

At 7:24 PM, Blogger harlim said...

What is our DATO Dr Tan of Gerakan doing? He is a medical doctor following the footstep of his father to look after the our health. But surprise he cares only about longkang having a good relationship with DID but not looking after the highly contaminated lechate that enter into his consituency. But you are just a skin doctor and yet fighting against the dangers of lechate that goes into the river system

 

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