Residents of Moscow stopped complaining about smog and fumes

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“Mosecomonitoring” did not detect particles polluting the air. Residents of Moscow stopped complaining about the smog and fumes that appeared due to fires in the Ryazan region, the Telegram channel reports. “Urban economy of Moscow”.

“According to the GPBU Mosekomonitoring, as of 15:00, the concentrations of suspended particles do not exceed the permissible values ​​and are fixed at a low level, there were no reports from residents about smog and the smell of burning in the capital,” the message says.

On August 17 and 18, residents of many districts of Moscow complained about the smell of burning, ash and smog. Rosleskhoz said that the reason for this is the forest fires in the Ryazan region, whose authorities “hid the real areas of fires.”

After complaints from Muscovites, Rospotrebnadzor recommended wearing masks, limiting sports and drinking more water. The service also stepped up air checks in Moscow and did not find “exceedances of hygienic standards for pollutants in the atmospheric air.”

Also, the appeals of Muscovites influenced the extinguishing of fires in the regions – the mayor of the capital, Sergei Sobyanin, instructed to localize fires in the Ryazan and Vladimir regions, the head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, Alexander Kurenkov, flew to the Ryazan region on August 18 to personally oversee the extinguishing of fires. Helicopters dropped more than 2.7 thousand water on fires in the Ryazan region. EMERCOM of the Russian Federation opened a criminal case in the Ryazan region.

Today, on August 19, forests are burning in Russia in the Ryazan region (26 hectares), the Republic of Mari El (500 hectares), the Nizhny Novgorod region (3.8 thousand hectares), the Vladimir region. The total area of ​​fires in the Russian Federation is almost 5 million hectares, said Alexander Chupriyan, First Deputy Head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation. In 2021, the burning area was 10 million hectares. Mr. Chupriyan said that the causes of fires are high air temperatures, lack of precipitation and, first of all, the human factor.

Polina Sobakina

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