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Police announce measures in bid to tackle air pollution

By THE NATION

 

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The Royal Thai Police is preparing measures to counter the PM2.5 (particulate matter having diameter lesser than 2.5 microns) problem by tackling the sources of air pollution in areas reported with poor air quality, deputy police spokesman Pol Colonel Krisana Pattanajaroen said on Sunday (January 26).

 

“National Police chief Pol General Chakthip Chaijinda has ordered deputy chief Pol General Suwat Jaengyodsuk to be the central administrator of these measures,” he said. “They are to be enforced at traffic routes, industrial factories, construction sites and burnt crop fields where the PM2.5 comes from nationwide.”

 

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The anti-PM 2.5 measures drafted by the police are as follows:

 

1 Increase the frequency and thoroughness of vehicle emission inspection on routes around big cities, especially in Bangkok and surrounding provinces.

 

2 Randomly inspect vehicles at public bus and van terminals, distribution centres, as well as establishments that use several trucks.

 

3 Coordinate with road construction contractors to reduce air pollution and restore traffic lanes as soon as possible after construction finishes to reduce traffic congestion.

 

4 Coordinate with related agencies in enforcing laws against industrial factories that cause air pollution as well as those who illegally burn garbage, forests and crop fields.

 

5 Facilitate traffic flow to reduce congestion and make sure that no one parks cars on the sides of main roads which could block traffic lanes and increase emissions.

 

6 Through public relations measures, seek cooperation from vehicle users to refrain from parking their cars with the engine on and regularly check their vehicles’ condition.

 

The Royal Thai Police will also work with private partners in handing out free surgical masks for road users in areas with poor air quality throughout Bangkok, added the spokesman.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30381109

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2020-01-27
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There is no such thing as a bad mask, even a scarf is better than nothing. Clearly some masks are better than others but even 10% effective is better than 0% effective. 

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56 minutes ago, webfact said:

Police announce measures in bid to tackle air pollution

Like it was something of a new problem....

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Are there vehicle emission standards?  What will the fine be?  Or what follow up will  happen?  

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If the cops do half of what they say they are gonna do I will be surprised! The listed 5/ and 6/ are non starters so their list isn't that big! 

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Funny that they just announce this now when the air is getting better. It gives the chief of police the perfect platform to say 'hey, look at my boys in brown and what a swell job they have done tackling the pollution.'

 

Where were they last week when everybody was coughing up half a lung?

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I am pretty sure just about all tuk-tuks are gas powered, so not really part of the problem - or am I wrong?

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What are they 'tackling' again?

 

Ahh, the dirt in the air...the police....right..

 

 

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Half of those cops can't even put on a condom when they running up in some teenage queen (Perks that come with the job)..let alone give instructions to put on a dam mask...

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Anyways the perfect storm smoking gun has arrived from china; to ensure attention is deflected away from the smoke smog and dust Problem Child... but still maintain mask sales.

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