Hong Kong's roadside air pollution reaches record levels
Hong Kong officials claim that pollution from China's industrial Pearl river delta region contributes to the area's "unhealthy" air quality, but the officials also admit that China has slowly began to clean up the vast amount of pollutants that stem from this notoriously dirty corridor. In addition, Hong Kong's air pollution reached records levels in March when a sandstorm, which originated in northern China, covered the city in dust for days.
Hong Kong's land mass of just 426 square miles is flooded with more than seven million people, and is the fourth-most densely populated area in the world, which undoubtedly contributes to its immense pollution problem. We'd say it's time for Hong Kong to stop pointing fingers, embrace clean vehicles and phase in emission-reduction measures, Pollution may still be imported, but that should improve the area's poor air quality somewhat, right? Hat tip to Andy!
[Source: The Guardian | Image: eguidetravel – C.C. License 2.0]
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