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Fri Nov 10, 2017, 07:26 PM

Fire trucks to spray Indian capital amid deepening smog emergency

Source: Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India plans to use fire trucks to spray water over parts of its capital to combat toxic smog and dust that has triggered a pollution emergency, with conditions expected to worsen over the weekend.

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 cannon - usually used by police for riot control - would also be employed.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-pollution/fire-trucks-to-spray-indian-capital-amid-deepening-smog-emergency-idUSKBN1DA0V3

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dixiegrrrrl Nov 10 #1
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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 08:14 PM

1. But then you have toxic "rain" and mud, I would think.

Something I am not seeing, no doubt.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 08:44 PM

2. I am guessing that particles that are inhaled are much more dangerous


Than these chemicals being found in mud or soils. Our skin is a fairly decent barrier compared to the lungs and eyes.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 10:04 PM

3. the GOP is taking notes so they can do the same thing

when their dirty air policies gag all of us the same way.

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Response to mdbl (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 10:13 PM

4. They are probably investing in water cannons as we speak. nt

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