JOHOR BARU : Three factories in Pasir Gudang believed to be operating illegally were raided by the Johor Department of Environment (DOE) and action taken against them by enforcement authorities in an integrated operation.
The raid was following the recent incident where residents suffered breathing difficulties and vomiting.
DoE’s Director, Wan Abdul Latiff Wan Jaafar said the operation by various agencies on Thursday (July 11) halted the operations of these factories, with equipment in one factory confiscated.
The Pasir Gudang Municipal Council (MPPG) also sealed off the three factories.
Wan Abdul Latiff said 125 compounds were issued for disposal of scheduled wastes, 10 for industrial effluents and one for sewage plant.
According to a posting on the DoE account on Facebook on July 11, the focus of the operations was on illegal factories.
Besides the stop-work order, other action taken against these factories included cutting off electricity supply.