Environmental contingency remains but not at alarming levels

The city's Environmental Commission assures vehicle restrictions will continue
Photo: Berenice Freg/EL UNIVERSAL
23/05/2017
12:02
Tasneen Hernández
Mexico, City
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After declaring a new environmental contingency, sixth in the last seven days, Martín Gutiérrez Lacayo, executive coordinator of the Megalopolis Environmental Commission (CAMe) assured there's no reason to declare an “environmental alert” in the Metropolitan Area of the Valley of Mexico.

He also stated that vehicle restrictions will remain due to the meteorological conditions that prevail which will not allow the dispersion of pollutants.

He declared that they have been strengthening measures regarding pollution, which has contributed to have a better air quality.

Meanwhile, yesterday authorities reactivated the phase 1 of the contingency plan since the ozone levels went over 160 imeca points, barely 18 hours after the vehicle restrictions were lifted in the city.

Also, the subway system kicked off a pilot program in two stations to measure the quality of the air breathed inside them.

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