Monday, May 21, 2001
Residents angry over quarry's 24-hour operationBy
RESIDENTS in USJ 23 are angry with the Subang Jaya Municipal
Council (MPSJ) for allowing a quarry nearby to operate
Resident Beh Yong Hock said when he first moved in about two
years ago, the quarry operated only up to 5pm.
He said it later operated
up to 6pm and then went on up to 11pm.
The quarry working across the LDP fr USJ 23
and USJ 26.
"About six months ago, they started operating throughout the day
and we have to put up with the constant rumbling sound," he added.
He said residents were not even spared during weekends, adding
that the only time that the quarry stopped operating was during
Another resident Robert Chan said the residents had complained to
the MPSJ several times but the council had not been able to stop the
quarry from operating.
He said when the residents
followed up with several more reports, they were informed by the
council that the quarry was now operating illegally as the MPSJ had
not renewed its permit.
Beh fed up with the constant noise he has
to put up with everyday due to the quarry
He said the residents were puzzled as to how the quarry continued
to operate illegally.
Chan said the residents were disappointed with the council for
not acting against the quarry operator.
"During the night, the rumbling sounds of the quarry is really
annoying," he added.
He said the activities at the quarry was also a source of dust
Chan said the residents also complained to the council that there
was no signboard indicating the location USJ 23 and friends or
relatives visiting there for the first had difficulty locating the
"Unlike the rest of Subang Jaya, USJ 23 is located across the LDP
nearer to Puchong and people often do not know that USJ extends
across the LDP too," he said.