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Ruthenium-106 is a product of splitting atoms in a reactor, and is also used in certain medical treatments. It does not occur naturally.
The source of the pollution was probably an accident somewhere between the Volga River and the Ural Mountains.
While experts agree that odd-even will help in reducing congestion on the roads, they say that public transport also needs to improve.
As many as 46.10 per cent of over 3000 water sources including ponds, canals, river and backwater stretches and public wells, surveyed in 2003 wards across the southern state, are partly polluted.
The emissions from diesel vehicles, thermal power plants and coal-based industries are much more deadly than the farm stubble or dust haze that has enveloped the national capital.
Runners expressed frustration at being forced to take precautions unnecessary elsewhere, like wearing masks that filter pollutants but also restrict breathing.
More than 30,000 people competed in the 21 km race despite almost two weeks of hazardous pollution levels that forced schools shut for several days.
The Air Quality Index, at 298, was classified as 'poor' by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). It was an improvement over 'very poor' recorded over the last few days.
At least 49 trains were delayed, 14 rescheduled and one cancelled in Delhi on Saturday morning due to low visibility and operational reason.
The apex court has already banned the use of pet coke and furnace oil from November 1 in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan.
Here are few small but effective steps that can help you fight this battle against pollution.
The government's "lack of action" has led to the weakening of measures implemented under the Graded Response Action Plan , the EPCA said.
The meeting was to seek assurance that efforts were being made to bring down levels of air pollution, officials said.
The National Green Tribunal ordered the concerned states to submit their "Action Plan" in two weeks to show how they will tackle pollution.
Although the chill is yet to set in and the nip in the morning and evening air says that winter is around the corner, Patnites are bracing for the cold season.