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India To Spray Water Over Capital As Air Pollution Emergency Deepens

WorldNews Friday, 10 November 2017
India To Spray Water Over Capital As Air Pollution Emergency DeepensIndia plans to use fire trucks to spray water over parts of its capital to combat toxic smog and dust that have triggered a pollution emergency, with conditions expected to worsen over the weekend, The Daily Globe and Mail reported. Illegal crop burning in farm states surrounding New Delhi, vehicle exhausts and swirling construction dust have contributed to what has become an annual crisis. Authorities will use the fire trucks in areas with high concentrations of toxic dust, said Ritesh Kumar Singh, an environment ministry official, after a meeting of civil servants from the city government and four neighboring states. Another ministry official who did not wish to be identified said water...
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News video: Visibility Drops to Near Zero Amid Extreme Air Pollution in India

▶ Visibility Drops to Near Zero Amid Extreme Air Pollution in India 00:33

The Indian Medical Association declared a public health emergency in New Delhi on Tuesday, November 7, as the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research predicted “severe” levels of airborne pollutants for the next three days.A resident of Noida, a city just outside New Delhi,...

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