Aerocraft Heat Treating Company was ordered to shut down all metal processing equipment and operations with the potential to emit the toxic compound hexavalent chromium by midnight of last night.
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In response to recent air quality issues, the City of Paramount requested that SCAQMD conduct a comprehensive HRA due to their expertise. Although SCAQMD thanked the City for their continued support in the hexavalent chromium issue, the District declined to conduct an HRA.
The Health Hazardous Materials Division of the Los Angeles County Fire Department investigated Anaplex’s cleaning methods and procedures at the beginning of January after a wide range of hexavalent chromium deposits were found on the facility’s roof.
Anaplex Corporation has violated the terms of its abatement order to mitigate hexavalent chromium emissions: on January 31, 2017, one of the SCAQMD monitors located near Anaplex detected a reading of 15.17 nanograms per cubic meter.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) will meet on Friday, February 3, 2017 to confirm the set date of March 3, 2017 for the Board Hearing of Proposed Rule 1430.
On January 24, the City Council unanimously voted to extend the moratorium on all metal-related businesses within Paramount for an additional six months.
Aerocraft Heat Treating Co., Inc. has shut down all equipment with the potential to emit hexavalent chromium after South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) air monitoring data found levels of the compound exceeding the trigger threshold of 1.0 nanograms per cubic meter at air monitors near their facility.
As part of the ongoing collaborative effort between SCAQMD and the City of Paramount, the Paramount City Council voted 5-0 on January 10 to allocate $50,000 to purchase approximately ten air monitoring devices.
The City of Paramount has expanded its team of environmental specialists: Tetra Tech has been hired to assist the City’s ongoing response to the hexavalent chromium concerns that were discovered in November 2016.
The City of Paramount and the State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Drinking Water have completed a special round of testing to validate that hexavalent chromium is undetected in the City’s water supply. The State of California standard for hexavalent chromium is 10 parts per billion.