Nat’l Assembly’s Public Administration and Security Committee passes bill that calls for..
The Public Administration and Security Committee
at the National Assembly unanimously approved a bill for the partial revision of the Framework
Act on the Management of Disasters and Safety, which calls for the designation of pollution
caused by fine dust as a “social disaster.” Under this legal classification, the government
will be able to allocate extra budget, including reserve funds, to tackle the damage caused
by high concentrations of ultrafine particles and other air pollutants. Last week, most parts of the nation, including
Seoul, was hit by alarmingly high levels of fine dust, prompting emergency measures being
issued nationwide for an unprecedented number of days.
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