The Metropolitan Area of the Valley of Mexico will continue on Wednesday, May 4 at the Phase 1 of environmental contingency Given the adverse conditions for the dispersion of ozone, whose presence has affected the air quality in the region since Monday afternoon, reported the Executive Commission of the Megalopolis Environmental Commission (CAMe).
Given this, restrictions on the movement of vehicles will also be maintained in the Mexico City and the Mexico state.
In its latest report on Tuesday, the agency detailed that at 6:00 p.m. ozone concentration reached a maximum record of 154 ppb (parts per billion) at the Santa Fe station, in the Álvaro Obregón mayor’s office, “due to the fact that a high pressure system was maintained over the center of the country.”
The CAMe explained that this caused little ventilation in the Mexico’s valleyhigh solar radiation and temperatures above 29 degrees Celsius that favored the production Y ozone accumulation.
Based on information from the Atmospheric Monitoring System of Mexico Cityconditions similar to those recorded on May 3 are expected to be observed on Wednesday.
The Environmental Commission of the Megalopolis urged the population to avoid carrying out civic, cultural and recreational activities outdoors, as well as exercising outdoors between 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Today does not circulate
The vehicles that must suspend their circulation from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. this Wednesday, May 4, are:
- Vehicles for private use with verification hologram 2.
- Vehicles for private use with hologram of type 1 verification whose numerical digit is 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 0 and those whose registration is made up only of letters.
- Vehicles for private use with verification hologram “0” and “00”, red gummedtermination of plate 3 and 4.
- vehicles with foreign registration for private use that do not have a verification hologram will be considered as a hologram two.
- The units that transport liquefied petroleum gas (LP) that do not have a dry disconnection valve, whose registration is even.
- Local or federal cargo vehicles stop circulating between 6:00 and 10:00 a.m., with the exception of those that are in the Self-regulation Program of the CDMX or the State of Mexico.
In the face of environmental contingency, the CAMe also recommended:
- Avoid the use of flavorings, aerosols, paints, waterproofing or products that contain solvents.
- Refuel after 6:00 p.m. and before 10:00 a.m.
- Do not refuel after filler gun lock is released.
- Check and repair leaks in domestic gas installations.
- Reduce the use of fuels at home by shortening shower time to a maximum of five minutes.
- When cooking, use containers with lids.
Given the increase in polluting emissions, the Government of Mexico City announced this Tuesday afternoon that they will carry out more actions to improve air quality.
Government of CDMX foresees more environmental contingencies between May and June
The general director of Air Quality of the Ministry of the Environment (Headquarters) local, warned that between four and five environmental contingencies are expected during May and June.
The specialist explained that the high temperatures and the low cloudiness in the area cause the production of ozone to accelerate.
“Generally we have between two and four environmental contingencies a year; we had estimated that in this season of high ozone we could have between four and five, and we are sticking with the forecast, it will be a very hot May,” said the official. .
Meanwhile, the head of government of the capital, Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, said on Tuesday that the reduction in mobility for private vehicles will continue, and that liquefied gas distribution companies continue to implement disconnection valves in pipes.
(With information from Camila Ayala.)