29 Sep '17, 11pm

Chemical smell across Singapore traced to Johor

The chemical stench that cloaked the island on Monday came from the industrial town of Pasir Gudang in Johor, investigations have revealed. The National Environment Agency (NEA) said yesterday that its Malaysian counterpart, the Department of Environment (DOE), had identified the source of the smell, and would be taking action . "The DOE has deployed resources in identifying the source of the smell. It has traced the source to an industrial facility in Pasir Gudang, and is taking action against the operator," it said. The Malaysian authorities were not immediately available to comment on which facility was at fault, or the composition of the gas. NEA stressed yesterday that air quality in Singapore has remained at safe levels since Monday, and it will continue to monitor the situation. A large zone in the 311 sq km town of Pasir Gudang is dedicated to heavy industries, and...

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