KUALA LUMPUR – The pollution and foul smell from a pond at Taman Pinggiran Delima in Hulu Langat is due to leachate from a landfill site believed to be illegal, in the upper reaches of the pool area.
In a statement, Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the leachate entered the drain on the road shoulder before entering the pool downstream.
“Other than the residents of Taman Pinggiran Delima, nearby highway project developers have also been impacted by the leachate flow because it comes through the drain and crosses the highway project site,” he said.
Nevertheless, It did not affect the water quality at the Tampoi Water Treatment Plant, he added.
According to the statement, the developer of the highway project helped to install active polymer blocks at several spots along the drain through which the leachate flowed, to facilitate treatment of the leachate so that the water was clean and did not affect downstream activities.
In addition, Wan Junaidi said the landfill had ceased operations and the gates to the site were locked by the Kajang Municipal Council.- BERNAMA