APSARA Authority responds to Angkor pollution

The APSARA Authority responds to the recent news coverage of pollution affecting Angkor.

 

Angkor Wat

Apsara Says It Is Dealing With Angkor Pollution
Cambodia Daily, 26 July 2014

The destructive threat posed to Angkor Wat by pollution is being taken seriously, the Apsara Authority said in a statement it released Friday in response to recent media coverage of the issue.

Responding to an article initially published by GlobalPost under the headline “In Cambodia, toxic air threatens timeless ruins,” the Apsara Authority said it was considering a range of options to deal with damage being caused to the World Heritage Site by toxic exhaust fumes emitted by vehicles ferrying visitors to and from the ancient temples.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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