Renggam

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Renggam (Majlis Daerah Simpang Renggam) is a municipality and industrial town in Kluang district, Johor, Malaysia. There is a large detention camp (Simpang Renggam Prison), built there in 1986.[1][2]

In 2004 over 1,500 tons of toxic waste were found stored in an abandoned brick factory. The toxic waste had been illegally imported from Taiwan.[3] As of 2006 the toxic waste still had not been taken care of.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ["Simpang Renggam Prison Director Promoted as Prisons Department Deputy DG" Bernama The Malaysian National News Agency 13 May 2003]
  2. ^ ["Detention camp gets Suhakam green light" New Straits Times (Malaysia) 24 November 2004]
  3. ^ ["Move to hasten return of waste" R. Sittamparam New Straits Times (Malaysia) 23 September 2004]
  4. ^ ["Stop this illegal dumping " New Straits Times (Malaysia) 16 January 2006]

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Coordinates: 1°53′N 103°24′E / 1.883°N 103.400°E / 1.883; 103.400