PBAPP has stated that Penangites are high water users, consuming 286 litres of water per person daily, compared with the national recommendation of 220 litres and United Nations’ recommendation of 165 litres. This is very high indeed.
By Ash Pemberton
The ongoing disaster in the Gulf of Mexico caused by the April 20 explosion at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig has exposed the obscene behaviour of the world’s fourth-largest corporation, British Petroleum (BP).
There are many reasons for rejecting the nuclear option in the “low carbon economy” as thoroughly reviewed in an ISIS report, Green Energies - 100% Renewable by 2050. One of the biggest question marks hanging over the industry is the potential of another catastrophe on the scale of Chernobyl, or worse.
The industry and its friends insist that we have nothing to worry about; both the design and the operation of nuclear power plants are far better now than they were in 1986, and there is really no chance at all that anything like Chernobyl could happen today.
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urges the Municipal Council of Penang Island (MPPP) to take immediate action to stop the continued pollution of Sungai Pinang. CAP is upset that until now no concrete action has been taken to curb the persisting pollution which has been plaguing the river for more than 20 years.
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) objects to the installation of the thermal treatment plant in Cameron Highlands as it would poison our environment, bodies, and food supply with toxic chemicals. There are alternatives to incineration which are cheaper, more flexible and better for the environment.