Thursday, February 28, 2013

MCA, hentikan pernyataan tidak benar!

MCA kerap belanja makan di kampung-kampung Cina Raub kebelakangan ini. Kali ini, jamuan makan diadakan di Kg. Bukit Koman (24-2-13).Kononnya ini adalah taktik cuci otak rakyat dengan pernyataan yang tidak benar.
MCA, hentikan pernyataan tidak benar!

Warga Malaysia sekalian, sila keluar mengundi untuk menuntut hak-hak kita dan keadilan alam sekitar!
Pilihan di tangan kita! Ini kali lah!

马华近日来在劳勿各华人新村频密宴请人民。24-2-2013轮到马华在武吉公满新村宴请了。。。原来以宴请为名,传播不实言论洗脑为实。
在山埃采金课题上,马华还未落实之前所达成的协议却频频邀功,发布不实言论误导人民。为了让人民聆听双方陈词,知道事情的真相,为了不让马华继续妖言惑众,反山埃代表要求发言机会但无奈被拒。
虽然如此,却足以让人民知道马华的无能。。。马华已经穷途末路。。。当官不为民做主,不如回家种蕃薯!
大马同胞,在来届大选请踊跃出席投票,终止公害!子孙的命运在我们的手中!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHielKUL-iQ&feature=youtu.be

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Pilihan di tangan kita!


BCAC menyeru kepada semua warga Malaysia yang layak mengundi agar menjalankan tanggungjawab mereka untuk keluar mengundi dalam Pilihanraya Umum Ke-13.

Mengundi bukan sahaja untuk menuntut hak-hak kita, tetapi juga untuk menuntut hak keadilan alam sekitar.

Pilihan di tangan kita!

劳勿反山埃委员会呼吁全体有资格投票的大马同胞,在来届大选要履行公民的责任,踊跃出席投票。

争取我们权益的同时,也争取环境的公义。

子孙的命运就在我们的手里!

 

Friday, February 22, 2013

Serambi Hijau Pahang (Pahang Green Corridoor)



 Serambi Hijau Pahang meliputi 8 kawasan parlimen dan 23 dewan undangan negeri (DUN) di Pahang.

Ia merangkumi 4 kawasan yang diancami oleh 3 isu utama, iaitu:
1. Kuantan dan Indera Mahkota (Lynas)
2. Raub (Cyanide)
3. Cameron Highland (Pembangunan yang membinasakan alam sekitar)

Tumpuan akan diberi kepada enam kerusi Parlimen iaitu Kuantan, Indera Mahkota, Temerloh, Raub, Cameron Highlands dan Bentong bagi menyumbangkan 5.4 peratus daripada 112 kerusi yang diperlukan untuk menukar kerajaan Persekutuan.

Tambahnya, kempen yang sama akan turut menumpukan 14 kerusi DUN di Pahang bagi menyumbangkan 63.6 peratus daripada 22 kerusi yang iperlukan untuk menukar kerajaan negeri.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=158318927655481&set=a.158283930992314.36760.158163907670983&type=1&theater

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/220290

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Hydrogen Cyanide >0.0008 mengancam kesihatan!






Menurut OEHHA,pendedahan berpanjangan kepada Hydrogen Cyanide yang melebihi 0.008 ppm (9μg/m3) akan menyebabkan masalah sistem saraf pusat , pembesaran tiroid, gangguan hematologi (sel darah merah). Bacaan Hydrogen Cyanide di Bukit Koman 115 kali melebihi 0.008ppm! Keadaan ini sungguh membimbangkan.

根据OEHHA, 长期暴露于高于0.008ppm 的山埃气体将对中枢神经系统造成影响,造成甲状腺肿大和导致血液系统疾病!武吉公满的山埃气体指数超过0.008ppm 115倍! 武吉公满及周边居民的健康已拉警报!
http://oehha.ca.gov/air/chronic_rels/pdf/74908.pdf

Friday, February 15, 2013

Bukit Koman cyanide ‘safe’


THE controversial goldmine in Bukit Koman near Raub, Pahang, that has drawn flak over the content of hydrogen cyanide in its air has been declared safe by the Department of Environment (DOE).

In a statement to The Malay Mail, the department said the goldmine had been monitored extensively since it began operations.

“Raub Australia Gold Mine Sdn Bhd (RAGM) has been found to conform to the Environmental Quality Act 1974 and the regulations under it."

Three locations in the vicinity of the goldmine, which were the children’s playground, a nearby residential area and the Bukit Koman public hall opposite SJK(C) Yuh Wah, had been monitored from 2010 until last year.

The DOE said, "Each reading was below the 4.7 parts per million (ppm) standard for safety and workers health set by the Department of Occupational Safety and Health."

The department said the readings were also well below the 10ppm standard set by the Cyanide Management Guidelines of the Department of Mineral and Energy, Western Australia.

“The Department of Environment has enacted continuous daily monitoring beginning January 2013 for a period of six months and until today continues to find the hydrogen cyanide levels conforming to standards.”

The Malay Mail reported last week that cyanide was detected in the air around the Bukit Koman goldmine.

The DOE had been criticised by Raub residents and Ban Cyanide Action Committee movement over its readings, which they said were taken a kilometre from the plant when it could have been placed closer, as there were homes in Kampung Bukit Koman only 200m from the mine.

The 10ppm maximum permissible level had also been criticised as being a limit meant for employees who were being compensated for the exposure they experienced to hazardous chemicals for eight hours a day, rather than residents who would be exposed to the cyanide 24 hours a day.


http://www.mmail.com.my/story/bukit-koman-cyanide-%E2%80%98safe%E2%80%99-47495

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Udara dicemari Hydrogen Cyanide




Pegawai yang berkata bahawa Hydrogen Cyanide dalam lingkungan 10ppm adalah selamat dipersilakan tinggal di Bukit Koman untuk menikmati udara yang serba "segar" ini...

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Bacaan hydrogen cyanide tertinggi yang dapat dikesan oleh JAS setakat ini ialah 1.11ppm! Udara di Bukit Koman dan kawasan persekitarannnya telah dicemari hydrogen cyanide!

Bacaan Hydrogen Cyanide di Kg. Bukit Koman jauh lebih tinggi daripada Ambient Air Standard yang ditetapkan oleh negara lain:

New York: 0.03ppm
Virginia: 0.072ppm
North Dakota: 0.09ppm
North Carolina: 0.109ppm
Connecticut: 0.199ppm
Nevada: 0.215ppm
South Carolina: 0.226ppm

Russia: 0.00905ppm
The Czech Republic: 0.00724ppm

Kesan pendedahan berpanjangan terhadap Hydrogen Cyanide (walaupun kepekatan rendah) boleh menyebabkan gangguan saraf perasa (Parathesias), keletihan, pening, sakit kepala, tidur terganggu, telinga Berdengung (Tinnitus) dan sebagainya. Keadaan ini sangat membimbangkan.

Akan tetapi, JAS menetapkan 10ppm bagi had piawaian hydrogen cyanide di Kg. Bukit Koman. Kononnya bacaan hydrogen cyanide di bawah 10ppm adalah SELAMAT. Ini telah mengelirukan orang ramai. Kami mengkritik perbuatan JAS yang tidak bertanggungjawab ini.

Menurut NIOSH (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) dan ACGIH (American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygenists), had piawaian hydrogen cyanide bagi tempat kerja adalah 4.7ppm sahaja.

Kenapa had piawaian tempat kediaman jauh lebih tinggi pula daripada tempat kerja???



Untuk mengetahui bacaan terkini, sila layari / 最新山埃气体指数,请浏览
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.569295886432700.143000.464752543553702&type=1
 
彭亨州环境局在2013年一月上旬开始探测武吉公满的空气素质。数据显示,探测器几乎每一分钟都探测到山埃气体,村民几乎无时无刻都暴露在超标的毒气中!到目前为止,环境局所探测到的山埃气体指数最高为1.11ppm! 武吉公满和周边地区的空气已经受山埃污染!

各国含山埃空气素质标准:
纽约: 0.03ppm
苏联: 0.00905ppm
捷克: 0.00724ppm

我国山埃气体的工业安全标准(8小时工作时间)是4.7ppm, 但为何环境局在民宅所设定的山埃气体上限(10ppm)竟远远高于工业安全标准???



Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Gong Xi Fa Cai


 

BCAC members wishing everyone the best of health and prosperity. May 2013 will be a fruitful year for all green movements.
Ban Cyanide! Stop Lynas! Stop Rapid! Stop Baram Dam!

反山埃委员会恭祝大家蛇年吉祥,喜乐安康。
祈望2013年将会是终结所有环境公害的一年!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

High concentration of hydrogen cyanide (HCN) detected in Bukit Koman



 
High concentration of hydrogen cyanide (HCN) detected by DOE in Kg. Bukit Koman!

According to Health Protection Agency (HPA),
Exposure to low concentrations may result in a range of non-specific features including headache, dizziness, throat discomfort, chest tightness, skin itching and eye irritation and
hyperventilation. With more substantial exposures, features may include severe dizziness (near syncope).
Exposure to a massive concentration of hydrogen cyanide gas may render an individual unconscious within seconds and may lead to coma and death within minutes.

Since high concentration of HCN detected frequently in residential area, what's DOE explanation and what will DOE do next?

http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFile

Friday, February 8, 2013

SHARE THIS STORY 10 CARTOONKINI Advertise here 'Bukit Koman cyanide gas exposure level excessive'

An environmental action group is perplexed that the Pahang Department of Environment’s (DOE) benchmark for permissible levels of hydrogen cyanide (HCN) exposure for a school in Bukit Koman, is more than twice the average permitted for industrial operations.

The benchmark, the group claimed, was clearly displayed on a DOE board next to a monitoring station that measured the presence of the hazardous gas at the Yuh Wah National Type Chinese School, one kilometer away from a local gold mining operation.

The Ban Cyanide Action Committee (BCAC) said that their observations found that the DOE-set permissible level was 10 parts per million by volume (ppm).

In contrast, the group claims that the national occupational safety and health standards for permissible HCN was half that, at 4.7ppm for an eight-hour work shift.

NONE“This is a residential area, the standards should at least be 10 times less than industrial standards,” said chemical expert and BCAC advisor Tan Ka Kheng (right) at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur today.

He also pointed out that in industrial operations, the exposure was limited in time, with only a maximum of eight hours per shift, per day on average, 16 hours at most if you work double shift.

“But these are people who get paid to work in hazardous environment. You get paid to do so, not citizens who have to live there 24 hours.”

The group also compared standards used by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as well as by other countries that set permissible levels for such dangerous fumes - such as 0.03 in the United States and 0.009 in the Czech Republic.
Prolonged battle

According to its monitoring of the DOE measurements, BCAC said that levels measured at the school ranged from 0.5 to 0.8ppm on average, measured for 15 hours each day, with the highest recorded level at 1.11ppm.

bukit koman mining site and wells 310107They posit that the levels would be worse at residential areas nearer to the mine, and point out that the levels recorded at the school itself is already way higher than is permissible in other jurisdictions.
BCAC and other Bukit Koman residents are engaged in a prolonged battle with the operators of the gold mine near their homes, as they are claiming that the fumes released from gold extraction operations are the cause behind chronic health problems that began to surface soon after the mine started operations using the new extraction technique which released the toxic HCN gas.

The Australian-based miner has, however, disputed all allegations and has brought their accusers to court over the matter.
Malaysiakini has emailed the Pahang Department of Environment (DOE) for their response and is awaiting their reply.










http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/220951

Cyanide exposure from gold mining real, say Bukit Koman residents


Tan (second from left) with other members of the BCAC. From left: Dr Tan Kah Kheng (adviser), Wong Kim Hoong (chairman) and members M. Raju and Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji. — Picture by Zurairi AR
 
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 7 — Irate Bukit Koman, Raub residents insisted today that they are exposed to unacceptable levels of cyanide exposure daily from the Raub Australian Gold Mining (RAGM) plant despite claims to the contrary. The residents claimed they are exposed to daily cyanide concentrations of 0.5 to 0.8ppm daily, although Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob alleged in September last year that the issue is an agenda of opposition parties instead of an environmental issue.
The levels were obtained from a monitoring board posted at SJK (C) Yuh Wah, around 1km away from the plant, which displays hydrogen cyanide exposure measured in parts per million (ppm).
“We found that every minute hydrogen cyanide is detected in the air, and the highest reading was 1.11ppm,” Tan Hui Chun, a member of the Ban Cyanide Action Committee (BCAC), told reporters here.
BCAC criticised the 10ppm maximum permissible level stipulated by the Department of Environment (DOE), claiming that it was way higher than the 4.7ppm level set by the Occupational Safety and Hazard Act (OSHA) 1994.
The group noted that while New York’s standard was set at 0.03ppm and the Czech Republic’s is 0.007ppm, Malaysia has no set level for hydrogen cyanide exposure in residential areas.
They stressed that they are not against the project, but urged RAGM and the government to follow a strict process to ensure that people are not being exposed to poisonous hydrogen cyanide.
Dr Tan Ka Kheng, a professor with the HELP College of Arts and Technology with a background in chemical and environmental engineering, expressed his shock over the irresponsible absence of environmental safeguards in the plant concerning hydrogen cyanide emission.
“If we have a limit, for example 4.7ppm per worker in the factory, for the public usually it’s at least 10 times less,” said Dr Tan, who acts as an adviser for BCAC.
“This is terrible. The only time we heard about cyanide poisoning was during the war.”
Hydrogen cyanide gas was used by Nazi Germany during the Holocaust for mass execution in the gas chambers, and was also part of the United States and Soviet Union’s chemical warfare arsenal.
The environmental group has gone through several defeats since the plant was opened in 2009 to extract gold from ore using a controversial process involving highly poisonous cyanide.
Just yesterday, the Ministry of Health rejected three of the five experts nominated by BCAC for a joint research panel with the ministry to investigate health effects of the plant.
Renowned international cyanide management and gold mining expert Dr Glenn C. Miller was rejected since his involvement would require lengthy bureaucratic approvals to obtain a working permit.
The other two experts were PAS MP for Kuala Selangor Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad and PSM MP for Sungai Siput Dr Michael Jeyakumar, both rejected for their political affiliations. They are both public health experts trained in toxicology and cardiology respectively.
Besides Dr Tan, the other expert accepted by the panel was Dr Chan Chee Khoon, an epidemiologist and former Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) lecturer.
In September last year, the group had failed in the Federal Court to challenge the preliminary environmental impact assessment (PEIA) report by RAGM, which was approved by DOE director-general.
In the same month, Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob issued a statement accusing opposition parties of politicising the issue.
“The opposition has learnt from their teacher Adolf Hitler, who believed that a lie told many times will become truth,” Adnan told the Pahang state assembly.
The Cabinet has insisted since 2009 that the gold mining plant poses no danger to the environment and the health of close to 3,000 residents in Bukit Koman.
Gold extraction using cyanide is currently banned in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and two states in the United States — Montana and Wisconsin.

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/litee/malaysia/article/cyanide-exposure-from-gold-mining-real-say-bukit-koman-residents/

Bukit Koman air full of poison, says green group


PETALING JAYA: An environmental group has claimed that the use of cyanide in gold mining activities is causing excessive air pollution in Bukit Koman, Pahang.
The pollutants include hydrogen cyanide gas, according to Sherly Hue, a leader of the Pahang Ban Cyanide in Gold Mining Action Committee.
She told FMT that on a certain day in early January, the amount of hydrogen cyanide in the air around Bukit Koman was recorded at 1.1 ppm (parts per million), a level that World Health Organisation (WHO) considers hazardous.
The reading was taken some time after Jan 3, the date on which the Pahang Department of Environment (DOE) erected a monitoring station next to SJK (C) Yuh Wah. The station measures the gas level for 15 hours a day.
“According to WHO, the permissible levels for the gas exposure are 0.03 ppm in New York and 0.009 ppm in the Czech Republic,” Hue said.
“The cyanide exposure in Bukit Koman is 30 times above the safety level of New York.”
However, DOE has set the maximum exposure level at 10 ppm, as displayed on a board next to the monitoring station.
Residents in Bukit Koman have been pressing for the authorities to ban the use cyanide in the area by the Raub Australian Gold Mine (RAGM). They went to court over it in 2008.
The residents claim that within a month after RAGM started its operation in 2009, more than 300 people living around the area were afflicted by skin rashes, shortness of breath and other illnesses.

RAGM rejected the allegations and the Federal Cabinet insisted in 2009 that the plant posed no hazard to the environment.
Hue said she was puzzled by DOE’s decision to raise the permissible exposure limit.
The US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has established a recommended exposure limit of 4.7 ppm for eight working hours.
“The safety limit of 10ppm is twice the US standard,” Hue said. “Furthermore, the residents here are exposed to the gas for 24 hours every day.”
She urged the authorities to address the problem quickly. “If the pollution is really caused by gold mining activities, they should close down the plant.”

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2013/02/07/bukit-koman-air-full-of-poison-says-green-group/

About Me |简介

Kami adalah penduduk yang dilahirkan dan dibesarkan di Bukit Koman, Raub. Sememangnya, kami seharusnya dapat menikmati rahmat yang ditakdirkan, iaitu tinggal dengan aman. Namun, ketenteraman dan kesihatan penduduk tergugat apabila apabila lombong emas yang bersebelahan dengan rumah kediaman kami mengguna Sodium Cyanide dalam perlombongan. Ratusan penduduk mengadu tentang masalah kesihatan dalam tempoh 1 bulan selepas lombong emas mula beroperasi pada Febuari 2009. Kami tidak dapat lagi bertoleransi dengan ancaman ini. Untuk menjamin keselamatan ahli keluarga tersayang dan masa depan generasi kami yang akan datang, kami sanggup melakukan apa sahaja demi mempertahankan keamanan dan keselamatan kampung halaman kami. 我们是在劳勿武吉公满土生土长数十年的普通居民。本已到了知天命之年,奈何眼见挚爱的家园因为山埃的入侵,面临沦为“毒村”的致命威胁,我们决定站出来,抗战到底!为了我们爱惜的家人,为了我们的下一代,背水一战,决不妥协! Email:bancyanide@Gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BanCyanideInGoldMining