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Published: Monday June 24, 2013 MYT 7:30:00 AM
Updated: Thursday July 11, 2013 MYT 11:01:00 AM

Haze: Some respite in Johor as air clears

The haze situation in Tangkak in Johor's Ledang district has improved. - Bernama picThe haze situation in Tangkak in Johor's Ledang district has improved. - Bernama pic

JOHOR BARU: The air pollutant index (API) for Johor has dropped dramatically in all parts of the state, especially in Muar which crossed 750 on Sunday.

The latest figures released by the Department of Environment (DOE) showed that Muar recorded an API of 148 as at 7am Monday.

The other readings for the state include Larkin Lama at 111, Pasir Gudang, 83, and Kota Tinggi, 78.

On Sunday, a state of emergency was declared for Muar and Ledang after API readings spiked in those areas.

The DOE classifies any API reading above 301 as hazardous, 201 to 300 as very unhealthy, 101 to 200 as unhealthy, 51 to 100 as moderate and 0 to 51 as good.

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Tags / Keywords: Haze, Johor, clear

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