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Romania Closes Entire Airspace As Volcanic Ash Cloud Approaches

Romania’s Government has decided to close the country’s entire airspace as of Saturday 6 p.m. (local time), until at least Sunday 12 p.m., because of the approaching plume of volcanic ash from Iceland.

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Romania Closes Entire Airspace As Volcanic Ash Cloud Approaches

According to the Government's committee for emergencysituations, the cloud will cover Romania's entire territory by 9p.m. today from an altitude of 6,000-10,000 meters. At least untilSunday 9 p.m., there is no risk of the ash covering the ground orcontaminating the air.

This forecast will be updated Sunday 9 p.m.

"If other states in Western Europe become polluted, there is apossibility that the polluted air could reach Romania," PrimeMinister Emil Boc said.

Authorities have not recommended any special protectionmeasures, as the cloud does not yet pose a risk to publichealth.

 

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