Monday, November 29

All over Beijing… Let’s start heating, fine dust air strike

For the first time this fall, an air pollution warning has been issued in Beijing, China. The air seems to have deteriorated as the heating started when burning coal, and there is also a forecast that fine dust may increase in China until next spring.

This is Beijing Correspondent Ji-Sung Kim.

The sky in Beijing turned cloudy.

High-rise buildings in the city center are almost unrecognizable.

It’s a highway toll booth on the outskirts of Beijing.

As fine dust and fog overlap, visibility decreased, and the highway was blocked in both directions.

Today (5th), there are about 10 highways that are closed for one day.

Beijing issued an air pollution yellow warning for the first time this fall since yesterday afternoon.

The air quality index was 218, a ‘severe’ of 6 air pollution levels.

Kindergartens and schools at all levels have suspended outdoor activities.

Air pollution is caused by an increase in the influx of pollutants while the air is stagnant.

[중국 관영 CCTV : (베이징은) 난방 장치 시험을 앞당겨 예년보다 열흘 일찍 난방을 시작했습니다. 시험 가동률은 99.65%에 달합니다.]

The air pollution is expected to improve tomorrow night, but there is also a forecast that the occurrence of fine dust may increase until next spring.

[중국 관영 CCTV : 올겨울과 내년 봄 황사와 미세먼지 발생 확률이 높고, 발생 빈도가 예년보다 증가할 것으로 예상됩니다.]

The Korean meteorological authority said that fine dust usually occurs due to a mixture of domestic and foreign factors, and predicted that factors from China could increase as the wind direction changed from the east wind to the northwest wind from the end of last month.

(Video coverage: Choi Duk-hyun, video editing: Choi Hye-young, CG: Park Dong-soo, Kang Kyung-rim)

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