Posted: 14 Jul 2013 02:31 AM PDT
Solid waste or rubbish increases daily. Kuala Lumpur has over 3000 tonnes of rubbish a day; about 50% are food waste.
Managing rubbish is complicated. People do not want rubbish dump and incinerator.Last month, out of the blue, the Government announces that it proposes an incinerator at Taman Beringin, Jinjang North, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur, near the existing transfer station. It has had no consultations with Kepong residents.
Over 40 years, Jinjang North has experienced two rubbish dumps and the existing transfer station. Now, it is staring at an incinerator that will pollute the environment. It will produce toxic gases such as dioxins that can damage human health such as causing cancer.
Last week, Local Government minister Datuk Abdul Rahman mentioned Taman Beringin incinerator. Still, he did not answer questions on it.
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