SHAH ALAM: Eight pig farms registered with the Department of Veterinary Services (JPV) on private land with farmland status have been identified as a source of effluent discharge on the coast of Tanjung Sepat in Kuala Langat near here.
Chairman of the tourism, environment, green technology and Orang Asli business committee of Selangor, Hee Loy Sian, said the state government had discovered that the polluted water was flowing from the private land in the sea.
“Based on physical observations and sampling reports, the quality of the drainage water was found to be polluted.
“Further investigation revealed that the activities in the area only involved pig farming and palm oil plantation and that pig farming is suspected to be the culprit for the drain pollution,” he said. he said in a statement.
Hee said the sampling exercise was conducted by the Selangor Water Management Board (LUAS) around the farming location, which showed very heavy farming activities.
“As a result, LUAS has issued an order to landowners under Section 121, LUAS Enactment 1999 which directs landowners to carry out restoration and repair work on the drain in the land until the quality (water) that will flow is at a good and satisfactory level.
“At the same time, the landowners were also instructed to carry out drain rehabilitation and repair works outside the land due to the impact caused by the drain to his land,” he said. -he declares.
Hee said that if the owner of the premises fails to comply with the instructions issued by LUAS, a detailed investigation document will be completed and submitted to the prosecutor for further legal action.
Media reported on September 28 that the Selangor government had identified sources of pollution experienced by residents of Tanjung Sepat caused by conventional pig farming activities and pollution, based on its integrated visit to several farms in breeding in the region on September 23.
Earlier, a local newspaper reported that pig farming activities in Tanjung Sepat area have forced local residents to face the problem of odors and drainage water pollution for nearly 30 years.-Bernama