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Fire at Jilotepec Falls causes health concerns for neighbors

Jilotepec, Max.- On 31st December, 2022 a Fire unusual in a spring that supplied drinking water about a thousand people from the communities of Soyanquilpan and jilotepeccauses ecological damage in the area by contaminating a body of water with fuel that reaches somewhere in the area where there are already 28 people health problems.

after being born Fire Immediately residents of the area surrounding Mexicalitongo organized and blocked the Mexico–Querétaro Highway, requesting the attention of federal, state, Pemex and Profepa authorities to solve the problem. pollution For fuel that has been burning since that date.

municipal officials jilotepec Pemex met with personnel and managed to bring in experts to review spring. They didn’t solve anything, but they promised they would continue to investigate the origin of the fuel that contaminated the source. drinking water,

contamination of Jilotepec Spring make people sick

As an agreement with neighbors, local, state, union officials and Pemex personnel agreed to take care of the people, they also brought a truck with medical services offices, which in its latest report said they treated them. went 74 people presenting health problemsOut of which 28 photographs related to the incident were recorded. spring from mexicantongoAs mentioned in the relevant report.

Inter-institutional document where various services provided to affected residents were reported, indicating that those with health problems related to the presented event were treated conjunctivitis, dermatitis and headacheEspecially 28 out of 74 present last week.

on the matter of spring Mexicalitongo, an inter-agency report notes that CAEM is with the municipal governments of Soyanquilpan and jilotepec Piped drinking water supply to 977 residents of 119 houses in the area affected by the incident.

Pemex personnel took samples of the contaminated water for analysis and to determine its degree contaminationAt the same time that in the most recent meeting of municipal governments, federal, state and Pemex governments, the possibility of hiring a company to help them determine the origin pollution Spring’s

The inter-institutional report, released on January 17, 2023, highlights that Pemex extracted a polluting product from wells two and three of the spring, representing 17,000 liters of clarified fuel on this day alone. On 12, 13 and 16 they also removed polluting liquid representing 8,300 litres.

In addition, he continued with recommendations for the population not to approach the area where Pemex will continue to monitor the degree of explosiveness, that they will continue to supply water to the communities of Soyanquilpan and jilotepec, Apart from medical service and reform works.

the subject of Fire of Mexicalitongo Spring It has already hit the legislative halls, where representatives have urged state and federal governments to get involved in what is creating an ecocide, not just affecting communities. jilotepec or Soyanquilpan, but in the cities of the neighboring state of Hidalgo contamination of rivers and dams.

Residents of the affected area will meet with Pemex personnel at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 19, to inform them of the progress of the work done. Personnel from all agencies involved are expected to participate in the meeting.

MRV

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