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Officials continue with proactive measures to ease PM2.5 pollution

Sirakij Pornbanggird

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The subcommittee in charge of providing air pollution information to the public and transportation related authorities assessed the PM2.5 situation and reported that many pick-up trucks are still emitting more than the regulation level of black exhaust smoke.

 

Permanent Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office, Teerapat Prayoonsit, as chairman of the subcommittee in charge of providing air pollution information to the public, together with officers from the Department of Land Transport, the Traffic Police Division and the Pollution Control Department inspected the conditions of pick-up trucks owned by private companies.

 

The team then went to Phutthamonthon Sai 5 cargo transit station, in Nakhon Pathom, to hear logistics operators talk about solutions to the dust problem and inspected the exhaust monitoring station. The team inspected 60 large lorries and 62 pick-up trucks. 8 of the pick-up trucks were found to be emitting excessive amounts of black exhaust and had "Out of Service" signs attached, to ensure the operators fix the problem before using the vehicles again.

 

The permanent secretary revealed that, during the coming weeks, authorities will be monitoring vehicle exhaust at transit stations and markets around Bangkok. If any vehicle is found to be emitting excessive exhaust, the drivers will be fined and forced to stop using the vehicles.

 

According to the weather forecast, on February 6th and 7th and 11th and 12th, there will a high concentration of PM2.5 in the atmosphere.

 

The permanent secretary then asked members of the public to use more public transport and not to burn waste outside.

 

 

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We know there are thousands of Public Vehicles emitting too much black smoke all over the country but what are they doing about Farmers burning waste and residue, the largest problem by far ?

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52 minutes ago, anchadian said:

Very little said about burning waste?

 

44 minutes ago, trainman34014 said:

We know there are thousands of Public Vehicles emitting too much black smoke all over the country but what are they doing about Farmers burning waste and residue, the largest problem by far ?

 

I live in Isaan and have noticed a change up this way, don't know what it is, but my Mrs said the Mayor made an announcement the other day saying that there can be no more burning of rice and sugar cane fields and those that do will be reported and face heavy fines, so the smoke has reduced to about 30% which would be coming from elsewhere, I can live with that.

 

How long will it last, well, that's another question and it doesn't take long to drive up the road to see smoke getting thicker and thicker as we drive into the town, that said, I don't have to put on a mask to get into the car which is great for a change.

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

The subcommittee in charge of providing air pollution information to the public and transportation related authorities assessed the PM2.5 situation and reported that many pick-up trucks are still emitting more than the regulation level of black exhaust smoke.

So forget stickers and get them off the roads.

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8 hours ago, trainman34014 said:

We know there are thousands of Public Vehicles emitting too much black smoke all over the country but what are they doing about Farmers burning waste and residue, the largest problem by far ?

Agree.

I believe the truth of the matter is that people in that particular province can see the burning of waste from afar and the cops are reluctant to move.  Whereas trucks emitting black exhaust smoke requires an awful lot of cop power on the roads,  Cops are too busy playing games on their phone to enforce this.

Either way you lose.......until they try again next time.

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