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Penang Landfill Fire Declared As Disaster Site After Nearby Residents Evacuated For Health Reasons


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The Pulau Burung Garbage Disposal Site in Nibong Tebal, Penang, has been declared a level 1 disaster area. This comes after 6.5 hectares of the area went up in flames for 8 days and counting, causing serious air pollution.

Thankfully, Seberang Perai Selatan District Police Chief (SPS) Superintendent Lee Chong Chern shared that fire fighters managed to control up to 65% of the fire, as reported by Astro Awani.

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“We in Seberang Perai Selatan have been declared a level 1 disaster due to the smoke from the fire at the Pulau Burung landfill”, he said, adding that only the landfill has been declared as a disaster area.

“The real fire on the surface has been extinguished but when fires like this happen, the embers at the bottom are still there. So, that’s where the smoke is coming out from. I’m not saying that the fire on the surface is still there but it’s still there at the bottom and it will take time for this to be fully resolved”.

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Though, for health purposes, 400 residents from Ladang Byram and Kampung Kebun Baru were asked to evacuate from their homes. 45 residents have been housed in 2 Temporary Evacuation Centres (PPS) while the others have moved to the homes of family members.

The police have also since assured that the houses and belongings of the displaced residents will be monitored to prevent theft cases.

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10 nearby schools were also ordered to close.

All of this began last Wednesday, when 6.5 hectares of the 16.5-hectare landfill caught on fire. The Department of Environment (DOE) had monitored the air quality and detected gas content that can pose health risks.

We genuinely thankful to the fire fighters on the scene for doing everything they can to keep this situation under control. We hope that it’ll all be over soon.

Stay tuned for more updates! 


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Source: Penang Kini
Source: Penang Kini
Source: Penang Kini

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