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Air quality officials discuss Compton pollution issues

COMPTON — The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued five notices of violation to local businesses for emitting potentially harmful substances. Four of the five were cited for emitting hexavalent chromium, a cancer-causing pollutant. The agency presented its results of an inspection into whether hexavalent chromium is present in the air above the Read More…

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Congresswoman seeks quick report on Compton pollution

COMPTON — The city’s new representative in Congress told residents May 15 she doesn’t want three years to go by before cancer-causing toxic metals are discovered in the atmosphere here. U.S. Rep. Nanette Barragan, elected to replace Rep. Janice Hahn last November, told residents at a town hall meeting in the Dollarhide Community Center, “If Read More…

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Compton air being tested for toxins

COMPTON — After a cancer-causing compound was discovered at toxic levels in Paramount last fall, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has decided to run tests for the same substance in Compton. The city was chosen since it is home to a concentration of metal-processing facilities, which are known to emit the substance, hexavalent Read More…