Chemicals in Pasir Gudang toxic dump linked to tyre recycling factories

Chan Kok Leong

DOE investigation team seize items from factories in Kulai and Pasir Gudang that will be used as evidence following the pollution of Sg Kim Kim. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, March 14, 2019

THE toxic substances found contaminating Sg Kim Kim in Johor’s Pasir Gudang area are linked to chemicals used to recycle tyres, said Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin.

“The Department of Environment (DOE) has sent samples to the Chemistry Department to get a more detailed analysis. The result shows they contain organic solvents such as delaminate. This is used in tyre pyrolysis,” Yeo said in Parliament this morning.

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