Air and water quality improve during MCO

Air and water quality improve during MCO. [Newspaper] (2020)


Malaysia recorded an overall improvement in air and water quality within the first four weeks of the Movement Control Order (MCO). Environment and Water Minister Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said Air Pollutant Index levels dipped by 14 per cent to record a “clean index”, while 28 per cent of its 29 automatic water monitoring stations’ readings showed a real-time improvement in water quality.
He said analyses done on particles in the Klang Valley found that leading pollutant contributors were on a downtrend during the period compared to the readings taken from March 1 to March 17. Its levels of Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) and particles under 2.5 micron (PM2.5) dipped by 27 per cent and 29 per cent, respectively, while Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) levels dipped by 49 per cent and 70 per cent, respectively.

Item Type: Newspaper
Keywords: Water quality, Environment
Taxonomy: By Subject > Applied Sciences > Environmental Technology
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Mohd Fadhli Samsudin
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2020 03:25
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2020 03:25
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