NO PEACE: Residents say they have to bear with dust and noise pollution
IPOH: RESIDENTS of Taman Bukit Merah near Menglembu here want the authorities to stop the operation of a concrete factory located about 30 metres from the housing estate.
They claimed that they had to put up with dust and noise pollution since they moved into the housing estate 10 years ago.
According to residents, when they moved in, the factory was already in operation but on a smaller scale.
Today, the factory has expanded and operates round-the-clock.
The residents said they had to keep their doors and windows closed day and night.
Resident Cindy Liew, 45, said the local government's regulations recommended a 500m buffer zone for homes built near the industrial areas.
"We don't know if this factory's operation is legal but we want the factory to stop as it has failed to comply with the rules and regulations set by the authorities.
"We also want Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir and Ipoh City Council mayor Datuk Roshidi Hashim to look into this matter immediately."
S. Manimegalai, 36, who moved into the housing estate four years ago, said she was disappointed with the authorities.
"Our health is at stake here," she added.
V. Shanti, 33, said the residents are tired of putting up with problems they faced because of the factory.
"We had to limit our outdoor activities and we are also afraid that we may develop skin disease or even cancer," she added.