[The Hwankyung Ilbo] The Ministry of Environment established the ‘Standard Manual for Disaster Risk Management of Fine Dust,’ which consists of the crisis alert standards and the response system of four stages in case of high concentrations of ultrafine dust (PM2.5).
The target of this standard manual is ultrafine dust (PM2.5).
When high concentrations of ultrafine dust occur, the Minister of Environment issues a four-stage crisis alert of 'interest-caution-warning-serious' in consideration of concentration level and high concentration sustained days.
In line with the crisis alert system, the level of ultrafine dust reduction and national health protection measures will be gradually strengthened.
In the event of a "warning" and "serious" alert, the government will begin a full-scale disaster response that will mobilize all available means and resources in consideration of the criticality of the situation.
"The priority is to reduce fine dust emissions because disaster prevention is the best in advance, but despite such efforts, disaster situations can occur any time depending on weather conditions," said an official from the Ministry of Environment.
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