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BANGKOK, 25th December 2018 (NNT) - The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has deployed high pressure fire trucks to spray water into the air to decrease the amount of particulate matter in the atmosphere. The overall air pollution on Monday in Bangkok and its vicinity was better than the day before. 

The fire truck sprayed water 30 meters high into the air in front of the BMA City Hall 2 in Din Daeng, one of the five areas where air pollution has started to have undesirable health effects. The other four areas include Intharaphitak road in Thon Buri district, Lat Phrao road in Wang Thong Lang district, Kanchanaphisek road in Bang Khun Thian district and Tambon Songkhon in Samut Prakan province. 

Deputy Governor of Bangkok Thawisak Lertpraphan said today the main causes of the high level of PM 2.5 in Bangkok and its vicinity include construction of buildings and roads, car exhaust fumes and a high pressure weather system during this period. The BMA is tackling the air pollution by vacuuming dust, spraying water into the air and washing road surfaces more frequently, he said. 

The BMA also sprayed water into the air at Victory Monument. 

The deputy governor called on the public to avoid burning waste outdoors and to wear masks that can prevent the intrusion of PM 2.5. He expected that the dust situation will significantly improve in 1-2 weeks.

 
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So the authorities are claiming credit for clearing the environment of airborne pollution that probably had more to do with prevailing winds than other efforts. 

 

Maybe all their talking about it helped the winds.

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Having a few fire trucks spraying water into the air for air pollution is the equivalent of a past regime's propeller boats in the Chaophraya River to "push" the water downstream to prevent flooding. It's embarrassing that public officials actually believe this kind of stuff, or perhaps, just believe they can sell it to the gullible public.

 

BTW, while yesterday was a brief respite, today the air is bad again, and the forecast says it will remain bad for the rest of this week -- fire truck spraying notwithstanding.

 

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Looking out of my office widow, it looks as bad as it did last Thursday. Can barely see the lung of Bangkok from my window today (it is normally a beautifully green oasis). Forget Chonburi, it has ceased to exist.  

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Hmm not sure but thailand is not engineered right somehow. They need to get money to fix the roads. Traffic is horrendous thats probably the reason for all the pollution. Plus to have a car be stuck in traffic for hours makes it worse. 

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On 12/25/2018 at 10:58 AM, Kittycat66 said:

Hmm not sure but thailand is not engineered right somehow. They need to get money to fix the roads. Traffic is horrendous thats probably the reason for all the pollution. Plus to have a car be stuck in traffic for hours makes it worse. 

Crop burning accounts for over 50% of the air pollution in Thailand. Industry another 25%. 

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