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'Most Pasir Gudang factories have broken the law', says Johor health committee chairman

July 03, 2019 8:33 AM

JOHOR BARU (THE STAR, ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Most chemical factories in Pasir Gudang have committed offences under the Environment Quality Act, according to State Health, Culture and Heritage Committee chairman Mohd Khuzzan Abu Bakar.

17 students injured in school chemical explosion in Penang

May 06, 2019 2:06 PM

BALIK PULAU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A total of 17 students were hurt in a chemical leakage and explosion incident at a school in Bayan Lepas town in Penang, with another 70 affected by the resulting vapour, it was reported on Monday (May 6).

China to begin product safety crackdown following Jiangsu blasts

April 09, 2019 9:24 AM

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - China will launch a nationwide inspection into the safety of industrial products like food packaging and hazardous chemicals, market regulators said, the country's latest effort to allay public concerns after two deadly blasts last month.

China launches widespread safety probe after deadly chemical blast

March 28, 2019 11:51 AM

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - China will launch a month-long, nationwide inspection campaign into hazardous chemicals, mines, transportation and fire safety, the country's safety watchdog said, following a deadly pesticide plant blast that killed 78 people last week.

Pasir Gudang chemical spill: Wang, Yap plead not guilty to a further 15 charges

March 25, 2019 3:30 PM

JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Two directors of a used tyre-processing company have been slapped with more charges for polluting in the Sessions Court on Monday (March 25).

Pasir Gudang chemical spill: Johor Sultan wants authorities to check on pollution in two other rivers

March 25, 2019 11:41 AM

JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - After the chemical dumping incident in Sungai Kim Kim, Pasir Gudang, Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar wants the authorities to investigate two other rivers that have been polluted.

Xi orders probe as Jiangsu chemical blast kills 62

March 23, 2019 5:00 AM

A massive explosion tore apart a chemical plant in eastern China on Thursday afternoon, killing at least 62 people and releasing toxic chemicals into the environment.

More waste dump sites found near Johor chemical spill

March 19, 2019 5:00 AM

JOHOR BARU • More waste dumping sites have been discovered near the river polluted by the recent toxic chemical spill in Pasir Gudang, Johor, even as the Malaysian authorities completed their cleanup of the affected area.

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