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State rep douses concerns, claims relocated incinerator project safe

Claudia Theophilus

Published
Modified 29 Jan 2008, 10:21 am

The new site for the controversial RM1.5 billion incinerator which has been relocated from Kampung Bohol, Puchong, is a 'cowboy' town 10km from Semenyih and 40km south of Kuala Lumpur.

As far as first impressions go, Broga is quiet and peaceful with fresh air and greenery surrounded by hillocks and forest reserves which form part of the water catchment network around the Semenyih Dam.

The dam is a storage facility mainly for supplying water to the Klang Valley.

Last week, Housing and Local Government Minister Ong Ka Ting confirmed the Cabinet decision to relocate the plant with a lifespan of 20 years to Broga.

This was prompted by the intense pressure from residents in and around Puchong.

But now there are concerns as to the possibility of dioxin contamination in the water reservoir or ground water.

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