S’poreans noticed big cloud of smoke coming from JB, flare coming from Pasir Gudang chemical plant | All Tech Sir

A plume of smoke from the Pasir Gudang chemical plant seen from Singapore

On Saturday (Jan 14), many Singaporeans residing within the north and northeast noticed an enormous cloud of smoke billowing within the distance, believed to be from Johor Bahru.

A TikTok person noticed the smoke from Yishun Dam, whereas others mentioned they may see the smoke so far as Kallang.

Supply: @traxory on TikTok

Different customers additionally reported seeing the smoke from numerous locations comparable to Punggol and Sengkang final evening.

It seems that the origin of the smoke was a flare from a manufacturing unit in Pasir Gudang.

The chemical plant’s proprietor, Lotte Chemical Titan Malaysia, issued an announcement saying it was a technical drawback that triggered the facility outage. There have been no casualties and no harm to the crops.

Smoke from the Pasir Gudang manufacturing unit was seen in Singapore

Though Pasir Gudang is a complete causeway away, seeing smoke from there’s not an unusual sight, as Singaporeans discovered final evening.

This particular person in Yishun might see the smoke however was not shut sufficient to see the flare from which it got here.

Nonetheless, residents of Pasir Gudang, who posted on the Fb group JB Tracer, had a greater view of the manufacturing unit flare that triggered the smoke.

Supply: JB Tracer on Fb

Two torches could possibly be seen emitting smoke from what seems to be exhaust.

Supply: JB Tracer on Fb

Singaporeans solely noticed the smoke from a distance, nevertheless it was sufficient to be noticeable. Luckily, there was no fireball to be seen.

The manufacturing unit points an announcement

In keeping with LCTM, energy to the factories was restored yesterday after the blackout occurred because of technical issues with its auxiliary transformer.

The flare is underneath management, it mentioned, and noise readings and air high quality are being monitored to make sure they’re inside secure limits.

“LCTM’s flaring amenities are designed and constructed utilizing one of the best engineering strategies to make sure that the well being, security and atmosphere of the group are protected.

LCTM is a petrochemical firm that produces polyolefins which are utilized in many family merchandise.

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In February 2022, a fireball was seen coming from the Lotte artificial rubber manufacturing unit in Tanjung Langsat, which can also be in Pasir Gudang.

S’poreans see big fireball in sky, explosion got here from JB Petrol Plant

Luckily, the flare seen yesterday was not as explosive.

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Featured picture tailored from @traxory on TikTok and JB Tracer on Fb.

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