The Paramount Unified School District conducted an industrial hygiene survey to measure hexavalent chromium and standard indoor air quality parameters at various schools within the District.
The Sub Committee met on September 28, 2017, to continue its review and discussion of potential regulations for metal companies that could be implemented in the City’s zoning code.
At the August 31, 2017 Air Quality Sub Committee meeting, members of the public were invited to submit questions to the Sub Committee that would then be responded to and published.
To be thorough and factual about the information being conveyed to the public, the City of Paramount inquired with SCAQMD about the nature of the four Public Health Directives issued in August 2017.
In September 2017, a Paramount resident spoke at a Paramount City Council meeting about witnessing a metal forging company in the southern industrial region of town performing pressure washing on its rooftop.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has published findings on soil samples taken near two businesses identified as emitting high levels of hexavalent chromium in the City of Paramount: Anaplex Corporation and Aerocraft Heat Treating.
The August samples indicate a level of 0.057 ug/l, while the September results have a level of 0.053 ug/l. Each month’s sample amount show a hexavalent chromium level well below California’s Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) of 10 ug/l.
Following its standing plan to meet every fourth Thursday of each month, Paramount’s Air Quality Sub Committee held its eighth meeting on August 31, 2017.
At the July 27th Air Quality Sub Committee meeting, Tetra Tech described the air quality reference points used by OEHHA and OSHA.
The next meeting of the Air Quality Sub Committee will be on Thursday, August 31 at 6:00 p.m. at Progress Park Plaza, 15500 Downey Avenue.