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Friday, June 21, 2013

Haze hits dangerous levels

API for Petaling Jaya - 78 (moderate)

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The haze in Muar recorded a ‘hazardous’ API of 383
THE haze in Malaysia has once again reached dangerous levels.
It has now left only 13% of the country with good air to breathe while many schools in Johor have closed as Malaysians there took in the worst of it, so far.
Yesterday, four areas in the state entered the “hazardous” and “very unhealthy” scales of the Air Pollutant Index (API).
Poor visibility at the Senai International Airport also forced two flights to be diverted.
In Kuala Lumpur, this Sunday's planned 2013 Olympic Day Run for 15,000 participants at Padang Merbok has been postponed, the co-organisers McDonald's Malaysia said.
The Department of Environment (DOE) said the country was on high alert due to the rapid deterioration in air quality over the past three days. It has alerted the National Security Council to activate the National Haze Action Plan nationwide, with a “3A Warning Level” (the highest level) issued for the worst-affected areas.      Read more ...... 

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