By: Chia Lee, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
As Taichung City recorded a high level of PM 2.5 Monday, the city
government said that it has actuated related contingency measures to cope with the worsening air quality in the city.
Taichung’s Environmental Protection Bureau (EPB) on Monday revealed the city’s latest air quality update, in which five out of 16 observation monitoring stations across the city reached the “red” level in the EPA’s air quality index as of 8 a.m. Monday.
The city government warned the public of bad air quality on the same day accordingly, while enforcing related contingency plans to improve air quality, including clamping down on pollution emissions and keeping up the effort of monitoring pollution data through the Continuous Emissions Monitoring System (CEMS).
The city government also noted it will step up street cleaning, road dust suppression, as well as water sprinkling at construction sites, all of which common dust control measures adopted by the local government. [FULL STORY]