Poor air quality caused by local pollutants: official

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/11/26
By: Yeh Tzu-kang and Y.F. Low

Taipei, Nov. 26 (CNA) The high concentration of pollutants found in the air over 37396533Taiwan recently originated from local sources, an official said Thursday.

Between late October and mid-November, there were many days in which fine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) reached unhealthy levels in central and southern Taiwan, said Chang Chiao-wei (張喬維), acting director-general of Yunlin County’s Environmental Protection Bureau.

Chang said one of the reasons behind the problem was a lack of wind to disperse the pollution on the western coast, as this season’s prevailing easterly wind has been blocked by the central mountain range.     [FULL  STORY]

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