Polluted city

I mentioned in the below post that the pollution in UB is bad.

I wasn’t kidding.

The annual average particulate matter concentrations are 14 times higher than WHO’s recommended level.

Some reports consider it to be the second most polluted city in the world. In other words, it’s worse than Beijing.

It is seasonal pollution though. It is mainly related to the burning of coal, wood, tyres (yep, bad) but wait it gets words… dogs. A local told me this. I was horrified, as I can imagine you are. I guess what they were trying to get across is that when you need to keep warm, you will burn anything. There are also coal-fired power plants that spew smoke over the city, which is a valley surrounded by mountains that trap the pollution.

On a good day

On a bad day

3 thoughts on “Polluted city

    • yeah, that’s pretty grim, eh? This is my guess: there is a massive street dog problem in UB. There are no animal shelters. Many of these dogs die from malnutrition / the cold. My guess is they burn the deceased dogs they find on the streets. This was not clarified, but it sounds like it could be right…

  1. Don’t leave me hanging, what’s the most polluted city?!?

    Lucky Kai’s working on that plant to wash all that dirty coal and make it cleaner (-:

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