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A Toxics-Free Future


Malaysia Broga Incinerator Project

Report on persistent organic pollutants in Malaysia and efforts to raise consumer awareness and action to protect public health and the environment.

The Consumers' Association of Penang (CAP) prepared two reports for this activity: a report describing the POPs situation in Malaysia and their impacts on public health and the environment, and a report on a proposed municipal waste incinerator that could be a new source of POPs. The country situation report comprehensively reviews sources of POPs, levels in the environment and in animals, PCB inventory data, dioxin and furan inventory data, POPs and wastes, the role of NGOs in work on POPs, the state of POPs ratification in the country, and new POPs. The second report details information on a proposed incinerator designed to burn 1,500 tons of municipal solid waste per day. The report provides a detailed physical description of the site and surrounding community; formation of unintentionally produced POPs in incinerators; possible environmental, socioeconomic and health consequences; and NGO recommendations along with a critique of the environmental impact statement for the project. Both reports were disseminated through various CAP publications and networking activities.

Country situation report on POPs in Malaysia
Report: Consumer report on the Broga Incinerator Project-a contribution to the public debate on the use of incineration for managing municipal discards in Malaysia
Newspaper articles

Consumers' Association of Penang (CAP)