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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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25 minutes ago, unamazedloso said:

I had 5 shots fired above my head for doing so. Locals dont care

sounds like they do care? maybe not about the same things as you?

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A few months ago I was thinking about getting a place in CM.

Now I am sure glad that I didn't 😷

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The quality of air in Chiang Mai is just terrible can’t they stop these damn burning TIT

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