NEA urges Indonesia to prevent transboundary haze [News]

June 17, 2013 by  
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By Channel NewsAsia, 17 Jun 2013.

The National Environment Agency (NEA) on Monday said it has alerted the Indonesian Ministry of Environment of the haze situation in Singapore.

It has also urged the Indonesian authorities to look into urgent measures to mitigate the transboundary haze occurrence.

In a statement, NEA said it would continue to monitor the situation closely and provide further updates when necessary.

The statement came as the 3-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) reading went beyond the 100 mark, putting the air quality in the unhealthy range.

The index read 110 at 5pm on Thursday.

NEA also advised children, the elderly and those with heart or lung diseases to reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor activities in view of the haze. Others should also limit prolonged or heavy outdoor activities.

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Source: Channel NewsAsia

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