By: Zoe Wei and Lilian Wu
Taipei, Feb. 5 (CNA) An approaching cold front could bring
pollutants to Taiwan Feb. 6-7, and the concentration of particulates measuring 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) in the air could reach high levels in northern Taiwan, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said Friday.
The EPA noted that the Central Weather Bureau has forecast that due to the cold wave that will arrive Saturday, pollutants could be brought to Taiwan along with the northeasterly winds, pushing up concentrations of PM2 that will continue until the morning of the Lunar New Year’s Eve on Sunday.
It is estimated that concentrations could reach between 60 and 70 micrograms per cubic meter every hour. [FULL STORY]