malaymail.com 03 May, 2021 01:30 am

Controlled bushfire cloaks Sydney in hazardous smoke

Controlled bushfire cloaks Sydney in hazardous smoke
SYDNEY, May 3 — Sydney was enveloped in a thick bank of hazardous bushfire smoke today, forcing authorities in Australia’s largest city to scale back controlled forest burning nearby. Ferries were cancelled and the city’s five million residents were told to stay indoors if necessary, as air...

Levels of hazardous PM 2.But they were forced to scale back plans for further burns today as pollution reached hazardous levels and some union groups told workers to drop tools if the smoke was too much.SYDNEY, May 3 — Sydney was enveloped in a thick bank of hazardous bushfire smoke today, forcing authorities in Australia’s largest city to scale back controlled forest burning nearby.Ferries were cancelled and the city’s five million residents were told to stay indoors if necessary, as air pollution levels spiked.

5 pollution — particles that can seep deep into the lungs and cause respiratory illnesses — were among the worst in the world at more than 190 on the air quality index.Subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest updates on news you need to know.

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