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To reduce air pollution, hundreds of factories across Thailand are ordered to monitor their emissions. Air quality in Bangkok has reached unhealthy to even hazardous levels in recent weeks due to the excessive levels of the ultra-fine dust PM2.5, according to IQ Air.

Under the new regulations set by the Industry Ministry, factories that are most likely to emit PM2.5 dust are ordered to install continuous emission monitoring systems, or CEMS, that will closely monitor emissions 24/7. Around 600 factories, mostly steel and stone mills as well as factories in petroleum industries, are under the order. The factories that don’t properly monitor their gas emissions fine of up to 200,000 baht.

Currently, 74 factories in Samut Sakhon, Samut Prakan, and Chonburi as well as 5 in the industrial estates in Eastern Thailand already have the CEMS. The government is expected to have more factories installed with the CEMS to better cope with the air pollution problem.

Air quality in most parts of Bangkok is expected to drop on Monday because the changing wind patterns this week will likely trap dust particles over the city.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post


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    Issan John

    Friday, January 29, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    At last – something that will establish some facts. I wonder if the sugar processing factories, which are only open during the “burning season”, will be included.

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    Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 1:29 am


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    James R

    Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 4:27 am

    So they will be monitored and then nothing will be done about it just like the farmers old crop fires which rage on for months, the season has started already.

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    Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 3:35 am

    We in Europe we think “green” , but what we established in one year for the planet, will be lost in one day due to the problems in most countries in Asian.

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    kem dua ngon

    Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 8:41 am

    Yes! Finally something about kem dua.

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    James Pate

    Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 6:06 am

    “Ordered to monitor”? Shouldn’t they be doing that already?

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