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[VIDEO NEWS] South Korea sees record levels of air pollution

Jan 16,2019
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1) At 9:00 Jan. 15, Air Korea — a Korea Environment Corporation organization that monitors air quality — announced the concentration of fine-dust particles covering Seoul’s sky was 136 microgram per cubic meters on average.

2) This statistic is almost twice the official standard, which defines levels of PM2.5 fine-dust particles above 76 micrograms as “very unhealthy”.

3) The concentration of fine-dust particles in central areas, including Seoul, has decreased since the small hours of Jan. 15.

4) Conversely, in southern areas — such as North Gyeongsang and South Jeolla — the concentration of fine-dust particles in the air was thicker than ever on the morning of Jan. 15.

5) National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) forecasts that atmospheric congestion has led fine-dust particles around the nation to thicken in the wake of an accumulation of both domestic and foreign fine-dust particles.

6) This accumulation was set to lessen that afternoon, leading the concentration of fine-dust particles to first decrease in central areas.

Video sourced from JoongAng Ilbo
Video produced by Kim Han-sol
Translated by Chung Yu-soo
Edited by Liam Reilly