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Pollution alarm, Lombardy asks for a cabin in the Po Valley - News

2024-02-20T20:12:29.151Z

Highlights: Pollution alarm, Lombardy asks for a cabin in the Po Valley. Restrictions in 9 provinces against fine particles, Turin puts former mayors on trial (ANSA) Smog emergency also lands on Fiorello on 'VivaRai2' Milan Fashion Week began today with the parody of Mayor Giuseppe Sala explaining how in the city "now you have to breathe every other day" because "it's not smog but just Smog Week". In Turin the air emergency becomes a judicial matter with the former mayors, Chiara Appendino and Piero Fassino and the former governor of the Region Sergio Chiamparino.


Restrictions in 9 provinces against fine particles, Turin puts former mayors on trial (ANSA)


While waiting for the rains which should bring an improvement in the next few days, the smog alarm continues in Northern Italy, with the alert in particular in Lombardy and throughout the Po Valley.

This is also why Lombardy is now asking for a cabin that addresses the problem of pollution in the Po Valley.

After the controversy over the air quality data in Milan,

fine particles end up in court in Turin, which brings two former mayors and a former governor to trial for not having done enough to improve air quality.

And

the smog emergency also lands on Fiorello

on 'VivaRai2', which is bitterly ironic about Milan, where Fashion Week began today with the parody of Mayor Giuseppe Sala explaining how in the city "now you have to breathe every other day" because "it's not smog but just Smog Week".

In Turin the air emergency becomes a judicial matter

with the former mayors,

Chiara Appendino

and

Piero Fassino

and the former governor of the Region

Sergio Chiamparino

, accused in the trial in which they are accused of the crime of environmental pollution.

For them, the public prosecutors Vincenzo Pacileo and Gianfranco Colace have ordered the direct summons to trial in the trial ordered by the Prosecutor's Office which will open on 18 June at the Palace of Justice.

The accusation is that of not having taken adequate countermeasures over the years.

For further information ANSA Smog Agency in Turin, former mayors and former governor on trial - News - Ansa.it Among the defendants Appendino, Fassino and the former president of the Piedmont region Chiamparino (ANSA)

According to Arpa data, in the last month in Turin in 58% of the days the air was unbreathable, with micro-dust, with dimensions equal to or less than 2.5 microns, which were very high: in 29% of cases with a concentration between 36 and 50 micrograms per cubic meter, in as many above 50, values ​​which respectively fall within the highest levels.

For further information ANSA Agency EU agreement on the new air quality directive - Europa - Ansa.it The EU institutions have reached agreement on the new air quality directive.

This was announced by the rotating presidency of Belgium.

(HANDLE)

In Lombardy, fine particles, in particular PM10, are still above the limits in much of the region

, so much so that first level anti-MSOG measures are in force in 9 provinces, including Milan, such as the ban on the circulation of the most polluting vehicles. during the day.

The data recorded in the control units of Milan and its province ranges from a minimum of 73 to a maximum of 122, in Monza and Brianza it reaches 111, in Como 78, in Lecco 100, in Varese 94. The temperature does not help, which remains high levels decidedly higher than normal and the absence of rain.

For further information Agenzia ANSA Pm10 and Pm2.5, here is the explanation of the fine particles of smog - News - Ansa.it Also produced by industries, heating, car traffic (ANSA)

 In the city of Milan since the beginning of the year there have been 24 days of exceeding the fine dust limits and the Municipality has written a letter to the Region to propose the establishment of a table to make anti-smog measures more effective and stringent.

Brescia announces a letter to the Minister of Transport

Matteo Salvini

to ask to lower the speed on the urban section of the motorway to 110 km/h and in the meantime the Lombardy councilor for the environment announces that he will ask for the convening of the control room on the quality of air in the Padano basin.

In fact, smog indicators are also splashing in the heart of the Po Valley, an area that has always been critical.

In Emilia the pm10 is more than double the limit of 50 micrograms per cubic meter.

For ten days out of 14 this limit was far exceeded in the Piacenza area, with a peak of 119 (yesterday), and in the Modena area, with a maximum of 111 (Saturday).

Modena is already at 29 daily exceedances of the limit, very close to the threshold of 35 annual exceedances indicated by the EU.

For further information ANSA Agency Smog skyrocketing in Emilia, pm10 more than double the limit - News - Ansa.it Smog indicators skyrocket in the heart of the Po Valley: levels of PM10 particulate matter (which also includes PM2.5 dust) have been recorded in Emilia ) more than double the daily threshold indicated by law which is 50 micrograms per cubic meter.

(HANDLE)

According to the Italian Society of Environmental Medicine (Sima)

Italy is the first country in Europe for deaths attributable to air pollution

with around 80 thousand premature deaths per year.

According to Coldiretti, smog in cities is also driven by the combined effect of climate change, CO2 emissions from traffic and the reduced availability of green spaces.

For further information Agenzia ANSA Sima, in Italy 80 thousand deaths per year due to air pollution - Health - Ansa.it Italy is the first country in Europe for deaths attributable to air pollution with around 80 thousand premature deaths per year: " to effectively combat the smog that grips cities, it is necessary to change the daily habits of the population,... (ANSA)

With each Italian having on average just 32.5 square meters of urban greenery and a worrying situation in large centres, such as in Milan where values ​​even drop to 18.5 square meters per capita.

The international RespiraMi seminar is scheduled to take place in Milan from 29 February to 1 March with over 200 international scientists, while the following day a series of associations will take to the streets to demand "clean air".

Video Pollution in the Po Valley, the animation of the European Space Agency (ESA)

For further information Agenzia ANSA Fiorello, in Milan there is Smog Week, you can breathe every other day - TV - Ansa.it New appointment with 'VivaRai2!'.

Fiorello with Biggio, Casciari and the whole cast, talks about the smog in Lombardy, a topic that has been taking center stage in recent days: "Mayor Sala doesn't support it and is rebelling. For him it's not like that, they're exaggerating. (ANSA)

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