Paramount Firm Will Take Steps To Reduce Chromium; Second Company Still In Talks With Board
Residents of the city say the metal processing plants have been endangering their health.
One Paramount Firm Agrees To Chromium 6 Reduction Plan
One of two metal processing firms air regulators blame for elevated levels of hexavalent chromium in Paramount has reached an agreement over how to curb its emissions. The South Coast Air Quality Management District is still in negotiations with the other firm, according to an agency spokesman. (Plevin, 12/14)
In other news —
Regulators Want To Clean About 50 Lead-Tainted Homes A Week In Vernon
State toxics regulators Wednesday released their draft plan for removing lead from the soil of roughly 2,500 properties around the former Exide Technologies battery recycling plant in Vernon. The cleanup plan, along with a draft environmental impact report, envisions the work getting underway in the summer of 2017. The Department of Toxic Substances Control has scheduled a series of community meetings to solicit public comment on the plans. (Glickman, 12/14)