Army sends CBRN unit to assist operations at site of chemical pollution in Pasir Gudang


The army has sent a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) team to Pasir Gudang to assist operations at the site where toxic chemical pollution has occurred.

In a statement yesterday, the army said the team, from the 12th Squadron of the Royal Army Engineers Regiment, would lend its expertise to efforts at the site.

The team, comprising four officers and 21 men led by Lieutenant-Colonel Norhelmi Ismail, is equipped with sampling equipment, lightweight chemical detectors and complete CBRN suits.

The statement said the team had already reported to the National Disaster Agency control centre at the Taman Pasir Putih multipurpose hall.

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Source: New Straits Times