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The Selangor Water Management Board (Luas) together with government agencies are inspecting an oil spill incident, at a bus maintenance workshop, Rawang, recently. — Picture by LUAS

LUAS successfully prevents oil spill, avoiding plant operations from being affected

SHAH ALAM, Feb 1 — The Selangor Water Management Board (Luas) recently succeeded in preventing an oil spill incident suspected to be black oil that has the potential of polluting the Serendah River in Rawang.

State executive councillor for environment Hee Loy Sian said that quick action together with other agencies had helped prevent the shut down of Rantau Panjang water treatment plant operations with an estimated affected distance of 20km.

He said the Luas discovery involved a bus maintenance workshop at the Sungai Serendah reserve, Kampung Koskan, with six oil barrels found in the area.

“The premises were immediately instructed to do a thorough cleaning in the area.

“At the same time, Luas together with related agencies will continue to monitor from time to time to ensure that the instructions imposed on the premises are followed,” he said in a statement.

In addition to issuing a Letter of Instruction under Section 121 of the Luas Enactment 1999, Hee said the Hulu Selangor Municipal Council also issued two warning notices and one general notice.

Other actions taken include:

  • The Department of Environment instructed workshop owners to control and dispose of the scheduled waste of used black oil and informed that action will be taken within three days
  • The District and Land offices of Hulu Selangor delivered Notice 425 (1) of the National Land Code 1965 to the owner of the workshop for parking the bus on the river reserve without permission.

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