Pollution reduction

Santiago, Chile

As one of Latin America's most modern cities, Santiago (Chile) offers its residents a sophisticated lifestyle and luxuries amenities that contemporary urban dwellers expect when living in a developed society. But because the city is surrounded by a ring of mountains, Santiago suffers from highly elevated pollution levels. This article discusses how the Chilean National Environmental Commission worked with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to launch a pilot project for improving the city's air quality, an effort focused on reducing the particulate matter produced by diesel-burning vehicles, an effort based on a similar project in Mexico that the EPA previously supported. It describes the solution and the results of testing the pilot solution.
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