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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23, 2014:
Regional Environmental Awareness of Cameron Highlands (REACH) says water samples taken from Cameron Highlands were sent to the United States recently to test for contaminants from pesticides.
REACH president Ramakrishnan Ramasamy said the water samples had been collected by teams from Universiti Kebangssan Malaysia (UKM) and Universiti Malaysia (USM) over a period of three months since August.
by Dr.Cheam May Choo
Ever since farms started mushrooming in the Sg Terla water catchment area with their effluent draining directly into the intake point, ever since farm workers toilets were found discharging directly into the streams there with human faeces of different nationalities and all, ever since pesticide containers including banned ones were fished out from the intake pond on a regular basis, we have become increasingly worried about the state of our drinking water supply and their short and long term effects on the consumers.
REACH says uncontrolled use of toxic agrochemicals are being made worse by the many farms that have mushroomed upstream of the water catchment area in Sungai Terla, a main source of tap water for Cameron Highlands. — TRP pic by Azrol Ali