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What Would Emission Control Area Mean for Shipping in Port of Singapore?

A Singapore-based scientist has urged the nation to implement an emission control area (ECA) to combat rising pollution.

What Would Emission Control Area Mean for Shipping in Port of Singapore?

Dr. Erik Velasco, of the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, made the call during a speech delivered about the nation's most recent smoke haze event at the Nanyang Polytechnic's symposium on Air Quality & Public Health. 

Singapore regularly experiences haze events which are largely contributed to by wildfires in Indonesia, but Velasco says that shipping is a major source of pollutants to the atmosphere in Singapore on days not affected by fires in neighboring islands.

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Dr. Erik Velasco, of the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, made the call during a speech delivered about the nation's most recent smoke haze event at the Nanyang Polytechnic's symposium on Air Quality & Public Health. 

Singapore regularly experiences haze events which are largely contributed to by wildfires in Indonesia, but Velasco says that shipping is a major source of pollutants to the atmosphere in Singapore on days not affected by fires in neighboring islands.

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What Would Emission Control Area Mean for Shipping in Port of Singapore?