Artificial Cyclones to clear Smog - 11/15/97
From: Jim Shaffer, Jr.
To: Jerry Decker
Subject: Fw: artificial cyclone technology
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 19:29:47 -0500
From: Orion Johnson
Subject: artificial cyclone technology
Date: Thursday, November 13, 1997 5:59 PM
I recieved this e-mail in a news service e-mail - 04:51 AM ET 11/12/97 - The
following is an excerpt...
Malaysia to use Russian ``cyclones'' to clear smog
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12 (Reuters)
Malaysia said on Wednesday it will use Russian ``artificial cyclone''
technology to try to clear smog caused by forest fires in neighbouring
The tropical Southeast Asian country has already sent firemen to Indonesia to
help douse the flames and tried cloud-seeding to induce rain to clear the
But the fires are still blazing, although the wind has taken the smoke away
from parts of Malaysia and from Singapore in recent days.
Experts said on Tuesday the main pollution on Indonesia's Borneo Island was
now coming from fire in a huge area of peat covering about a million hectares
(2.5 million acres) that the government has been draining for a massive rice-
Malaysian Science, Technology and Environment Minister Law Hieng Ding said the
government would soon sign an agreement with a Russian government-owned firm
to introduce technology to clear the smog.
``It can create artificial cyclones which can clear the haze... The artificial
cyclones will bring rain,'' he told reporters after the weekly Cabinet
But Law declined to give details of the technology, apart from saying that
satellites would be used and that the Russians had used the method
``Cloud-seeding is very tedious and costly compared to it (the Russian
method),'' Law said.
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