Yeo Bee Yin: Satellite data shows Pasir Gudang has 46 possible illegal dumping grounds

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ISKANDAR PUTERI - Satellite data shows that Pasir Gudang has about 46 potential illegal dumping locations, says Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin.

She said this was one of the findings by the scientific committee formed to look into the chemical dumping incident at Sungai Kim Kim on March 7.

"The committee used satellite data to look at the whole Pasir Gudang area to identify possible illegal dumping locations.

"We hope that the state government and local authorities will take action by cleaning the identified locations," she said, adding that the ministry would provide the list to them soon.

It was reported that chemical waste dumped into Sungai Kim Kim had affected the health of more than 4,000 people.

Besides Sungai Kim Kim, authorities also found dumping grounds at Sungai Masai and Sungai Semilang.