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Hazmat deploys 133 personnel to monitor chemical pollution in Pasir Gudang

KOTA BHARU, March 15 (Bernama) — The Hazardous Materials Unit (Hazmat) of the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia (JBPM) has stationed 133 personnel at the polluted area in Pasir Gudang, Johor, to monitor air quality and to advise the state disaster management committee accordingly.

JBPM director-general Datuk Mohammad Hamdan Wahid said they had been stationed at the location since March 7, the first day the dumping of chemical waste into Sungai Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang was reported.

He said the team consisted of personnel from several states, including Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Perak and were being led by the Johor JBPM director (Datuk Yahaya Madis).

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

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