Hazardous Smog Blankets Singapore

By Kyunghee Park and Jasmine Ng - 2013-06-21T10:15:32Z

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Singapore’s smog hit its worst level, blanketing the city-state in thick, smoky haze as forest fires raged on the Indonesian island of Sumatra and the nations’ governments bickered over responsibility.

Singapore’s Pollutant Standards Index stood at a record 400 at 11 a.m., a level deemed hazardous, the National Environment Agency, or NEA, said on its website. Malaysia said air pollution in Johor, which borders Singapore, remained at hazardous levels.