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'Gutter oil' not sent to hawkers, says NEA

Waste oil illegally siphoned off from sewers was used to make biodiesel

Published on Mar 6, 2014 8:32 AM

"Gutter oil" alleged to have been pumped out of sewers near food outlets in Jurong was not sent to hawkers but used for processing into biodiesel, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said yesterday.

Its investigations into two incidents there found the waste oil was taken from grease traps that collect waste, which is supposed to be disposed of at one of the national water agency PUB's water reclamation plants.

Members of the public spotted a couple extracting the oil in two separate incidents in Jurong.

The NEA said anyone who collects or disposes of such oil illegally can be fined up to $2,000.

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