Controversy in the region of La Araucanía has generated the campaign that prohibits the use of firewood devices due to the environmental contamination of the city of Temuco, due to the low temperatures that have been registered in the area in recent days.
The specific campaign points out the “prohibition of the use of more than one wood-burning device per household, between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. the next day” for the communes of Temuco and Padre Las Casas for finding you on “alert” environmental.
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Faced with this measure and the low temperatures, the authorities have shown their concern over the constant complaints from neighbors affected by the campaign.
The senator of the Christian Democrats (DC), Francisco Huenchumillaindicated to emmol that “this week Temuco and Padre Las Casas have been in pre-emergency or environmental emergency. That means that from 6:00 p.m. that day, and until 6:00 a.m. the next day, wood heaters cannot be turned on. But With four degrees below zero, the answer to families cannot be that they just turn off the stove.
In addition, he joined the words of the mayor of Temuco, Robert Neirawho pointed out that “we are tired of breathing poison in Temuco. For that we need more resources for the atmospheric decontamination plan, more resources to insulate the houses, to replace the heating system. But we cannot stop at just that, diversify the The energy matrix is fundamental for decontamination, and in that sense the fair price of gas is fundamental. The Government has already announced it, gas is a true alternative to decontaminate Temuco.”
“I join and support Mayor Roberto Neira’s call to the Government, so that more resources are injected into the Decontamination Plan, and thus be able to accelerate the replacement of heaters and the thermal insulation of homes; injection of resources that must also be accompanied by measures appropriate management, because this has a sense of urgency,” said Huenchumilla.
Likewise, the legislator stressed that “every winter, indeed, we have the same problem. This is so because firewood is the most economical heating alternative, and therefore, the most prevalent. Currently there is a decontamination plan, but no it’s moving fast enough, and this is reflected in the environmental episodes we continue to have.