Arsenic poisoning in Gerik water plant, facility ordered to shut down immediately

Published on 11 Apr 2019 3:58:36 PM

The National Water Services Commission (SPAN) has ordered the immediate shutdown of the Ayer Ganda, Gerik water treatment plant, after traces of arsenic poison was discovered.

SPAN chairman Charles Santiago said at the Parliament lobby on Thursday that the commission had requested the Health Ministry to send a special team to investigate the extent of the problem and see if the exposure is a health threat to residents.