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Exhaust and no wind blamed for Bangkok’s worsening air quality

 

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Vehicular exhaust, accumulated since Friday evening when traffic was the worst of the week, compounded by a temperature inversion increased air pollution in and around Bangkok on Saturday, according to the Pollution Control Department.

 

It said, however, that the problem eased somewhat during the afternoon as airborne dust was dispersed by the onset of a south-easterly 10-20kph breeze.

 

Seven areas in Bangkok and six in surrounding areas were found to have excessive PM2.5 dust particles of up to 66 microns this morning, but pollution in some northern and north-eastern provinces today is worse than in Bangkok, mainly due to smoke from forest fires and the burning of farm waste.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/exhaust-and-no-wind-blamed-for-bangkoks-worsening-air-quality/

 

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11 minutes ago, unamazedloso said:

Why protect Farmers and firebugs of forest land?? I really cant figure this out

Not heard of the unofficial land burning head turning licence I presume

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1 hour ago, Beggar said:

When I clean the balcony everything has a thick layer of black dust and this after one day only. The bad thing is that there is no improvement. I have the feeling that it is getting worse every year.

Getting worse or the public awareness has increased?

I lived in an apartment in Bangkok that had an attached large Patio area, it was very nice - it was unusable without washing it down everyday due to the filth and pollution that settled, that was in ~ 1990, Bangkok was even worse back then at times for pollution, they had a massive campaign and that was successful and cleaned the city air immensely, guess they have forgotten about that?

If the atmosphere is inverted and their is no wind, unless there are a lot of rice fields within the city, this episode of pollution isn't burning fields its predominately traffic and construction.

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38 minutes ago, thequietman said:
50 minutes ago, Thian said:

Why is the police not going to the farmers and order them to stop burning? 

Where's the money to be made in that? The farmers are broke! 🙂

Well Prayuth can save a lot of money by not paying the police because they won't do their job.

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8 minutes ago, Thian said:

Well Prayuth can save a lot of money by not paying the police because they won't do their job.

I think the police force here are self funding - hence the massive corruption.

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13 minutes ago, thequietman said:

I think the police force here are self funding - hence the massive corruption.

When the police stopped me they ordered me to 'show me your money', i had to show them what's inside my wallet.......

 

So yes, i guess you're right.

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