Herald American

Paramount business fights AQMD abatement orders

PARAMOUNT — Operators of a company under fire for allegedly emitting odors into neighborhoods expressed dismay June 13 at regulators’ efforts to obtain an abatement order against the firm, saying the company has worked to control odors and claiming regulators haven’t provided details of any complaints. The South Coast Air Quality Management District announced it 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…

Herald American

Paramount businesses ordered to reduce emissions

PARAMOUNT — The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) is taking action against two metal-processing facilities here that the agency suspects are emitting a cancer-causing compound. The district petitioned the South Coast hearing board to issue an order for abatement Nov. 29 to the Anaplex and Aerocraft facilities for their release of hexavalent chromium. Read More…