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Dozens of Fish in Sungai Bentong Dead, Indonesian Archipelago

Biological Hazard in Malaysia on Friday, 27 July, 2012 at 03:13 (03:13 AM) UTC.

DescriptionResidents in Kampung Sg Dua near here are worried after finding dozens of fish in Sungai Bentong dead. Village chief Wong Fan Chong said they believed it was due to pollution and hazardous waste from an industrial estate nearby. “We are not alleging that the factories are dumping their waste into the river but surely, there is a reason why the fish are dead,” he said. He urged the authorities to conduct an investigation into the matter, adding that if test results showed it was due to waste pollution, guilty parties must be punished. Wong said there were previously cases of fish dying in the river but of late, the number had increased. “For the time being, I have told all villagers to stop fishing or swimming in Sungai Bentong which flows into Sungai Dua near our village. “We are not sure whether the fishes are safe to eat,” he added. State Health, Environment and Local Government Committee chairman Datuk Hoh Khai Mun said he had instructed officers from the Environment Department to investigate the issue. “We will reveal the findings of the probe in due course,” he said, adding that the state government would not compromise on the safety of the people.Biohazard name:Mass. Die-off (fishes)Biohazard level:0/4 —Biohazard desc.:This does not included biological hazard category.Base dataEDIS Number:BH-20120727-35946-MYSEvent type:Biological HazardDate/Time:Friday, 27 July, 2012 at 03:13 (03:13 AM) UTCLast update:Cause of event: Damage level:Unknown 

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