As part of the ongoing investigation to identify and address sources of hexavalent chromium in the City of Paramount, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) with assistance from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is conducting air sampling for this metal in the ambient air around schools in the City. The objective of this sampling effort is to assess whether elevated levels of hexavalent chromium (found in some industrial areas) may also be found at local schools.
Sampling began on December 23, 2016 at six Paramount area schools and will continue until at least seven valid sampling results have been collected at a school site before the monitor is removed from the school. In addition, the overall sampling results from that school will be compared to “background” or typical hexavalent chromium levels found elsewhere in the South Coast Air Basin.
The full report can be viewed on SCAQMD’s website, following this link.