JOINT NEWS RELEASE BY AVA, PUB, SCDF AND NEA
Singapore, 14 March 2019 - The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) and the National Environment Agency (NEA) have been closely monitoring the chemical spill incident at Sungai Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang, Johor. SCDF and NEA are in contact with their respective Malaysian counterparts to get updates on the situation.
2. We understand that the clean-up operation by the Malaysian authorities is in progress. The affected area is outside of the Johor River catchment, and there is no impact on Singapore’s water supply. SCDF, NEA and PUB have not detected any anomalies in our local air and water quality. The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority has been working with our farmers to monitor the situation and no anomalies or fish mortality have been observed at our fish farms.
3. The 24-hr Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) since 6 March 2019 has been in the Good to low-Moderate range, while the 1-hr PM2.5 readings remained in Band I (Normal). NEA has not detected any elevated levels of benzene or other Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) at our air monitoring stations. The ambient VOC levels along Singapore's coast remain within safe levels. The seawater quality within the vicinity of Pulau Ubin is within normal levels.
4. The authorities will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates if there are any significant developments.
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