Yellow-spot mystery, substance coming from the sky (11.7.15)

While the yellow spots wash off easily, residents are expressing their concern over the unknown yellow substance that has been appearing in their neighbourhood for the past few months (Photo: Star Metro)

While the yellow spots wash off easily, residents are expressing their concern over the unknown yellow substance that has been appearing in their neighbourhood for the past few months (Photo: Star Metro)

AN unknown yellow substance that appears to be coming from the sky has been a cause for concern for some residents in Bandar Sri Damansara.

“It looks like rain,” said resident Andy Chee, 48, who lives in Jalan Kenanga SD 9/5H Bandar Sri Damansara.

“In the air, it appears to be in liquid form but becomes powder-like once dry,” said the resident of five years.

It has been a daily occurrence for a few months.

“It usually happens in the evenings, between 5pm and 7pm,” he said, adding that his black vehicle parked outside his house would have numerous tiny yellow spots.

Adam Ng, 51, who lives on the same road, said that his wife’s car would be covered with many yellow spots but his car did not suffer the same fate as he works late.

Chee and Ng noted that they had spotted the yellow marks in their housing compound too, but it was less obvious because of the different colours of the surfaces there.

Chee said these yellow spots were usually never bigger than a 5sen coin.

Tan Peng Kooi, 50, who has been living in the neighbourhood for 21 years, said he was worried about the neighbourhood’s air quality.

While it was easy to wipe the yellow spots off, these residents question if it might be toxic. They fear that long-term exposure to this unknown substance is a cause for concern, more so when children are out playing in the evenings.

To their knowledge, the substance only appears on three roads in their neighbourhood, with Jalan Kenanga SD 9/5J and Jalan Kenanga SD 9/5G being the other two roads.

The residents are puzzled and want to know what is causing it, adding that an industrial area is some distance away.

They were unsure about who to turn to for help regarding the problem.

When contacted, Department of Environment director-general Datuk Halimah Hassan said that she would send her officers to investigate.

Source: The Star

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