Haze, dengue, floods are issues of future environmental challenges [News]

December 29, 2013 by  
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By Channel NewsAsia, 28 Dec 2013

This year’s record high PSI levels during the haze, the dengue epidemic and more intense rains are “amber lights”, or early warning signs, of the need to be better prepared for future environmental challenges.

Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, said this in an interview with Channel NewsAsia.

His ministry plans to get tough on transboundary haze by taking to task, companies which contribute to the haze.

Planned measures include the tabling of an Act to hold directors of such companies accountable for the damage caused and the health impact on millions of people in the region.

At the height of the haze crisis in June this year, the PSI level hit a record high of 400.

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Source: Channel NewsAsia

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