Singapore has remained unaffected by the chemical spill in Johor’s Pasir Gudang district, said in a joint statement by the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA), National Environment Agency (NEA), Singapore’s National Water Agency PUB and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) on 17 Mar.
Singapore is also getting regular updates on the situation in Pasir Gudang the authorities added.
The concerns came after some toxic waste was being dumped into a river in Pasir Gudang, which has affected more than 3,000 people in the surrounding areas.
Singapore’s air and water quality remain safe, and Singapore’s water supply is unaffected by the incident, Singapore authorities said. SCDF’s portable stand-off chemical gas detector at Punggol has yet to detect any signs of harmful substances.
Additionally, the NEA will continue to monitor the amount of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the atmosphere at various parts of Singapore, including Pulau Ubin.
Since the first reporting of the toxic dump, Singapore’s 24-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) has been in the good to low-moderate range.
The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) continues to update the fish farms located north of Pulau Ubin on the situation, while they receive regular water sampling updates from the NEA.
Meanwhile, PUB is also closely monitoring the water quality along the Johor River and our local waterways and reservoirs, ensuring that the chemical spill has no impact on our water supply.
Relax everyone, everything is good. But if you spot any anomaly, remember to inform the authorities. In the meantime, let us pray for the victims in Pasir Gudang.