Mexico City’s New Air Pollution Woe: Pipeline Geysers

05/04/2018 The New York Times

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MEXICO CITY — Mexico City’s stubborn air pollution problem has a new cause: gasoline and diesel spewing from illegal taps drilled into government pipelines to steal fuel.

Taps have increased in the city and its suburbs, and one came close to causing a pollution alert on Thursday.

The environmental commission for the metropolis said a 60-foot (20 meter) tall geyser of gasoline spewing from an illegal pipeline tap brief pushed ozone levels above limits.

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