Santiago to Wake Up to First Environmental Emergency in 16 Years

Chile’s Ministry of Environment decrees emergency for Monday after smog passes critical levels. * Two in five vehicles with catalytic converters banned from streets of capital * Four in five vehicles without catalytic converters banned * Contaminating industries also forced to close * Last time the govt called an emergency was in 1999 * Government recommends all schools cancel sports classes * Many schools choosing to close completely for the day * Santiago hasn’t seen any rain for a month

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