"We are just waiting for the laboratory results from samples taken from the site," said Chief of Sub-directorate IV of Special crime Act (Tipidter) South Kalimantan Police's Special Crimes Investigation Directorate (Ditreskrimsus) Adj Sr Comr (AKBP) Endang Agustina who reprented Director of Ditreskrimsus Sr comr Masrur, Monday (Jan 13, 2020).
Police in the stage of investigation had asked for information from a number of parties, including the Banjarmasin Agency of Environment, two inhabitants of warehouse where used lubricant was processed, YA and JY, and two workers wanted to buy the used lubricant drum.
"In plain view was seen indeed oil spill flow into the river, so we can predict what need to be done in the stage of investigation," said Endang, who was accompanied by Chief Unit 1 Comr Ajie Lukman Hidayat.
The result of preliminary information indicated the old house on the sideroad of Jalan Kapten Pierre Tendean was where used lubricant being processed. In fact, the oil seemed to be scattered on the ground.
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In rainy season, the spill of used lubricant which previously stored in the ground now flowing into the gutter to go through to the Martapura River just across the road from the house.
"This should be a negligence of the owner, until the used lublicant polluted the environment," Endang pointed out.
Unfortunately, the river part which was suspected to be contaminated with used lubricant spill was right at the tourist location of Floating Market of Menara Pandang, which is now the mainstay of tourism icon of Banjarmasin City.
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