Monterrey, N.L., Mexico.-a huge pollutant cloud drowns the Metropolitan Monterrey and disappeared, practically, the mountains that surround the city, lowering visibility to less than 500 meters. The situation is alarming. But nowhere seen or ecological alternatives that involve all citizens are heard. The more than one million 600 thousand cars are polluting factor, but more serious is the ecological damage caused by the Cadereyta refinery, East of the great metropolis. According to the federal Environment Secretariat, the huge pollutant cloud of Cadereyta refinery runs 150 kilometers driven by ls winds from East to West and parks in Santa Catarina, blocked by the Sierra Madre Oriental and the huge and wonderful mountains of La Huasteca. There live the most renowned industrial families and the great economic power that soon will cry in the sky. Fifteen years ago five stations were installed for monitoring environmental are on hills and in places considered by ecologists as non-strategic and believed not correctly take pollution Micron reading. But while environmentalists denounce lack of preventive actions, State officials acknowledge there are no projects or budgets for public works, which mainly relates to communication routes that speed up the traffic.
All the time is common to see in the seven municipalities that make up the Metropolitan Monterrey, huge rows of cars moving slowly. The purchasing power of the Monterrey and a transport that does not already end of modernization are part of a formula that leads to hundreds of new cars go on the streets whose lanes already circulates the collapse. Moreover, given the closeness with United States imports of cars from 1995 to back is already a branch of trade and one million 600 thousand cars in circulation, 20 per cent are scrap. Thus, the view of the city from the mountains has been overshadowed by enormous contaminant cream covering the metropolis as a result of environmental policies weak, incompetent politicians and a population that does not cooperate because there is no collective strategy. Soon carrier we will not see nor our nose, blackened and covered in this huge pot of smoke that is our city.