Malaysiakini
NEWS

Foul stench at Pasir Gudang school from sewage treatment plant

Bernama

Published
Modified 29 Aug 2019, 3:52 am

The foul stench which caused a number of students at the SK Taman Pasir Putih near Pasir Gudang to experience vomiting, shortness of breath and dizziness yesterday, is believed to have originated from a nearby sewage treatment plant.

State Local Government, Urban Wellbeing and Environment Committee chairman Tan Chen Choon said, however, air parameter readings recorded by the Department of Environment and the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department showed that the air quality in the school area was normal.

He said the reading for “Volatile Organic Compounds” (VOC) was also zero.

“The Pasir Gudang Municipal Council has been instructed to take immediate maintenance action (on the Sewage Treatment Plant) as soon as possible.

"In addition, air quality monitoring measures will also be carried out by relevant agencies from time to time," he said in a statement yesterday.

Tan said the state government viewed seriously the latest incident which affected 33 students at SK Taman Pasir Putih yesterday morning.

"However, no victims have been hospitalised so far and they have been allowed to return home after receiving treatment from the health clinic," he added.

- Bernama

Share this story

Comments

By posting a comment, you agree to our Terms & Conditions as stipulated in full here

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Foul language, profanity, vulgarity, slanderous, personal attack, threatening, sexually-orientated comments or the use of any method of communication that may violate any law or create needless unpleasantness will not be tolerated. Antisocial behaviour such as "spamming" and "trolling" will be suspended. Violators run the risk of also being blocked permanently.

REPORT VIOLATORS

Please use the report feature that is available below each comment to flag offending comments for our moderators to take action. Do not take matters in your own hands to avoid unpleasant and unnecessary exchanges that may result in your own suspension or ban.