JOHOR BAHRU (July 18): The Department of Environment (DoE) has identified three chemical-based factories as the likely sources of the air pollution in Pasir Gudang last month The department’s director-general Norlin Jaafar said all three factories were found to have high levels of methyl mercaptan readings and were located within a three-kilometre radius of Sekolah Agama Taman Mawar and Sekolah Kebangsaan Pasir Gudang 4.
JOHOR BAHRU (July 12): Three factories believed to be operating illegally in Pasir Gudang were raided and action taken against them by enforcement authorities in an integrated operations after the recent incident where residents suffered breathing difficulties and vomiting.
JOHOR BAHRU (July 5): The Department of Environment (DOE) conducted 172 inspections on chemical premises (factories) and those handling hazardous materials, around Pasir Gudang as at 8 am today.
SUNGKAI (July 5): A plastic processing factory here was ordered to close with immediate effect yesterday, following an inspection by authorities who found that terms of the conditional approval granted by the Tapah District Council had not been complied with.
JOHOR BAHRU (June 28): Three immediate stop work orders were issued by the Department of Environment (DOE) of Johor to three chemical factories in Pasir Gudang yesterday as they are found to have the potentials to cause air pollution.