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North still in the clutches of air pollution

By The Nation

 

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The level of PM2.5 dust particles in the north remains hazardous due to a wildfire that is still spreading.

 

Natural Resources and Environment Ministry permanent secretary Jatuporn Buruspat said the record showed the range of dust particles was 47 – 257 microgrammes per cubic metre.

 

Firefighters were sent to control the fire spreading across Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Phayao and Mae Hong Son, which are the most affected provinces.

 

The Pollution Control Department is cooperating with the Asean secretariat on the issue and held discussions with representatives from Myanmar to create measures dealing with pollution across borders.

 

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the arrest of people who violate the law by lighting fires in forests – the main cause of pollution in the region.

 

Government spokesperson Narumon Pinyosinwat that wind currents were another reason for PM2.5 dust particles still covering the northern region.

 

Source: http://www.nationthailand.com/news/30385078?utm_source=category&utm_medium=internal_referral

 

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It seems to me that a big part of the problem is that no matter how well Thailand does in controlling these fires, there are even more in the three neighboring countries as well as southern China and this all blows through Thailand. I don't have the link handy. But, in the past when I've seen maps of current fires, it seems that there are fewer such fires in Thailand compared to neighboring areas. It's bad in central Thailand too. Wish I could get down to the south now for a bit of a break. Hopefully in May or June. 

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

The Pollution Control Department is cooperating with the Asean secretariat on the issue and held discussions with representatives from Myanmar to create measures dealing with pollution across borders.

 

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the arrest of people who violate the law by lighting fires in forests – the main cause of pollution in the region.

 

Well, for freaking sake get off your butts and enforce the law, as it's been going on for decades without any action.

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the arrest of people who violate the law by lighting fires in forests – the main cause of pollution in the region.

How about replacing the inept governor?

 

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5 hours ago, unamazedloso said:

Burning here in Kanchanaburi like crazy and its just idiots butning with no reason anymore. I had to take my tractor out at midnight with big water tank on the back and put the fires out. I had 5 shots fired above my head for doing so. Locals dont care and seem to be on permanent holidays. Police seem to be protecting this brain dead pyro activity. Its a disgrace!! Been on avergae pm2.5 for the past 48hours at my house.

Arent thais embarassed of these idiots? A barbarically low iq and pyro behavior goes hand in hand.

Good on you for doing your part to mitigate the fire. At the very least annoying this bastards ought to bring some satisfaction.

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7 hours ago, Chazar said:

lies lies and more  lies, nothing to do with crop  burning just  like  by me..............lightning strike  no  doubt

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Nice one,looks like the fields out the back of my house,but as it got out of control here there is no brown anywhere,the guy burned everyones paddocks ,tree's went up,a rest hut burnt down,eventually my neighbour called the fire brigade,the farmer had gone off to lunch not a care in the world.

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If it was desired that it stop then it would, things can happen quickly when the will is there. That is doesn't probably means money interests are involved. Someone with influence is saying leave it be. Ecology is not even a consideration. Karma awaits wrong deeds as any Buddhist should know, foolishly some seem to believe that building a temple wall balances the scales, it doesn't.

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59 minutes ago, trainman34014 said:

With who ?  All you would get is another useless f***wit !

Only if one is "put into the position", as apposed to one being elected by the residents who might have a better idea of whose up to the job!

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Breathe in that bad air deeply, your lungs will enjoy and if the virus shows up it will be thankful for the lack of resistance!

How can you order lockdown and travel restrictions and make half the country jobless and let them continue to burn Thailand???

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