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Personnel from the Selangor Fire and Rescue Department putting out fires among rubbish piles consisting of recycled plastic waste, during the joint operation between the Klang Municipal Council and the Selangor Municipal Council, at Batu 14 in Kapar, Klang, on May 18, 2023. — Picture by FACEBOOK/MAJLIS PERBANDARAN KLANG

MPK completes over 70 pct of clearing up Kapar illegal dump site

By Shamz Johan

SHAH ALAM, May 26 — The Klang Municipal Council (MPK) has completed more than 70 per cent of the clean-up work at the illegal dumping in Batu 14, Kapar.

It said the site, which involved 11 landowners, borders the district of Kuala Selangor.

“On May 18, an operation was carried out following complaints from the public to put out a fire emanating from a pile of garbage, believed to be recycled plastic waste, in collaboration with the Kuala Selangor Fire and Rescue Department.

A view of the illegal dumpsite in Batu 14, Kapar, which was the site of a joint operation between the Klang Municipal Council and the Selangor Municipal Council and several other government agencies, on May 18, 2023. — Picture by FACEBOOK/MAJLIS PERBANDARAN KLANG

“Asides from putting out the fire, the operation also included cleaning up rubbish piles, digging ditches, and closing the entrance (to the site) with concrete barriers. The council also cooperated with Selangor Environment Department on taking legal action, under the Environmental Quality Act 1974,” MPK said in a Facebook post.

Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) also took part by installing closed-circuit cameras and increasing surveillance using drones, particularly in areas near transmission poles.

The council reminded landowners to remain constantly aware of the current condition of their lands, and that legal action may be imposed if owners fail to report any illegal waste disposal activities.

Personnel from the Selangor Fire and Rescue Department putting out fires among rubbish piles consisting of recycled plastic waste, during the joint operation between the Klang Municipal Council and the Selangor Municipal Council, at Batu 14 in Kapar, Klang, on May 18, 2023. — Picture by FACEBOOK/MAJLIS PERBANDARAN KLANG

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