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Daily Update On Chemical Spill Incident At Pasir Gudang – 21 March 2019

21 Mar 2019


Singapore, 21 March 2019 - Singapore’s air and water quality, as well as our water supply, continue to remain unaffected.

2.            The ambient levels of volatile organic compounds (VOC), including benzene, measured at the VOC monitoring stations in the North-eastern region, remain within safe levels. The 24-hr Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) since 6 March 2019 remains in the Good to low-Moderate range, while the 1-hr PM2.5 readings remain in Band I (Normal).

3.            There are no significant variations in the water quality monitored by NEA and PUB in our local waterways and reservoirs in North and North-eastern Singapore; in the quality of the waters of our recreational coastal beaches and the Straits of Johor; as well as in AVA’s observations of the health of fish in our local fish farms located along the Straits of Johor. PUB has installed oil booms at the outlet drains and estuaries along the North and North-eastern coast of Singapore as a precautionary measure.

4.            We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide timely updates.

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