IL­LE­GAL DUMP POSES EN­VI­RON­MEN­TAL HAZ­ARD

New Straits Times - - News -

RUB­BISH dumped il­le­gally along Jalan Kem­padang, Kuan­tan has be­come an eye­sore, and an en­vi­ron­men­tal haz­ard.

Mo­torist Zuhairi Ab­dul­lah said it seemed as though peo­ple dumped rub­bish in­dis­crim­i­nately at the va­cant spot al­most ev­ery day.

He said the area was filled with black plas­tic bags con­tain­ing do­mes­tic waste, dis­carded wood and other trash.

“I be­lieve the cul­prits are those liv­ing in sev­eral res­i­den­tial ar­eas within the vicin­ity who ex­pect the author­i­ties to re­move the rub­bish for them.

“I am afraid the il­le­gal dump will be­come a breed­ing ground for the Aedes mos­quito, lead­ing to a dengue out­break in the area.

“The Kuan­tan Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil should send un­der­cover of­fi­cers to catch the lit­ter­bugs,”

he said.

PIC BY MUHAM­MAD ASYRAF SAWAL

The rub­bish pil­ing up along Jalan Kem­padang, Kuan­tan.

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