Pumping station pollution plagues community

Source : Khmer Times

Foam lines form on Tamouk lake in Prek Pnov district. KT/Mai Vireak

illagers living by Tamouk lake are tired of rancid sewage bubbles wafting into their homes.

Chea Reaksmey could not understand what was wrong with her young son, who kept coughing and coughing despite being given medication from a local pharmacy. Continue reading


More trees to battle vehicle emissions

Source : Khmer Times


The trees will be planted to beautify the city and tackle vehicle emissions.



City Hall plans to plant trees on about 100 hectares of land in major areas of the capital to reduce air pollution caused by vehicle exhaust.

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Phnom Penh air quality levels disputed

Source: Phnom Penh Post

A man wears a mask as smoke is released from a factory chimney behind him in Phnom Penh. The capital’s air quality is now being measured by a new PM2.5 monitor. Hong Menea

The first readings of the capital’s PM2.5 concentration, a major indicator of air quality, show that levels of the harmful particulates are “still low”, said Thiv Sophearith, chief of the Ministry of Environment’s Air Quality, Noise and Vibration Office, though an environmental specialist yesterday challenged how representative the readings were.

In April Cambodia received its first air quality monitor, Continue reading