Air Quality Officials Go After Metal-Processing Plants For Cancer-Causing Toxins
The air quality agency also said it has drafted a plan to expand its monitoring for toxic metals to other parts of Paramount where residents have complained of headache-causing metallic fumes.
Los Angeles Times:
Air Quality Agency Aims To Stop Metal Plants Accused Of Polluting Paramount With Cancer-Causing Emissions
Air quality officials are taking enforcement action against two metal-processing plants they believe are contributing to alarming levels of cancer-causing hexavalent chromium discovered recently in Paramount. The South Coast Air Quality Management District filed for an administrative order Tuesday against Aerocraft Heat Treating Co. and Anaplex Corp. to force them to cease operations or take steps to stop violating pollution and public nuisance rules. (Barboza, 11/29)