posted on Jun, 11 2012 @ 02:32 PM
I'm not quite sure what is going on here, but apparently there is a "grey-yellow haze" over the city of Wuhan. No one really seems to know what it
is, however some speculate that it might just simply be smog or smoke from the burning of crops.
he official Xinhua news agency quoted the environmental protection department of Hubei province saying in a statement: "Children, the elderly and
people with heart or respiratory diseases are advised to stay indoors." Xinhua said straw burning was the cause and denied there had been any
industrial accidents in or near Wuhan, after Internet rumours suggested there had been an explosion at a chemical complex northeast of the city. "I
looked out of the window of my office and I could not believe my eyes," said resident Li Yunzhong. "At first I thought it was going to rain. In 31
years in Wuhan I have never known anything like it. We are very worried because we do not know what it is."
Air-quality monitoring showed Wuhan's PM10 particulate concentration stood at 0.574 mg per cubic metre at 2:00 pm, more than triple the daily average
of 0.150 mg, Xinhua reported. [Related: What's in the air you're breathing?] But it quoted the environmental protection department saying industrial
accidents were not responsible and analysis showed an increase in carbon particles from burning organic matter. "Many farmers choose to burn crops
that are left behind in their fields after harvesting," Xinhua said. But Li was sceptical. "I doubt that," he said. "We don't practise large-scale
shifting agriculture in our region." Another resident told AFP she was leaving the city because of the cloud.
I thought I would share and see what everyone else's thoughts are on this situation. I am here in the southeastern United states, and there have been
several days that have been hazy and such, but there have been massive wildfires in this area, so, I don't think this is the same thing.
on 11-6-2012 by Veritas1 because: (no reason given)
My apologies, here is the link...news.yahoo.com...
Also, I believe it could be heavy pollution as well, but the people say they have never seen it like this before.
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