Seoul implements emergency measures to combat record pollution levels as Thailand deploys rainmaking planes

Seoul implements emergency measures to combat record pollution levels as Thailand deploys rainmaking planes

South Korea has introduced emergency measures in an effort to combat potentially lethal levels of ultra-fine particulate pollution across a large part of the country.

Levels of dust pollution in the air reached a record high on Monday, with the amount of ultra-fine particles reaching 194 microgrammes per cubic metre in Seoul, the highest since records were first collated in 2015. Yonhap news reported. 

The government has ordered operators of thermal power plants to reduce their output to 80 percent of normal operations and diesel vehicles weighing more than 2.27 tonnes have been banned from the roads of the capital. 

Half of the nation’s civil servants have been prohibited from driving to work…

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