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AQMD Looks Back at "Significant Improvements" in Paramount Air Quality


The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has issued a report that reviews the first year of its efforts to reduce hexavalent chromium emissions in the City of Paramount.

Entitled "Summary of Efforts in Paramount: Significant Improvements Since October 2016," the report recaps the unprecedented and extensive work done identifying and cutting sources of hexavalent chromium in Paramount and surrounding areas. It can be found by clicking here.

The significant progress made by SCAQMD related to monitoring, enforcement, rule development, public outreach, and coordination with public agencies like the City is detailed. Also explained are the lessons learned from this intense investigation including the discovery of new sources of hexavalent chromium that were previously unknown to air quality experts.

SCAQMD has made its investigation into hexavalent chromium and remediation of emissions its top priority this past year. As this report demonstrates, they have gathered unprecedented levels of data and made a significant impact in Paramount. SCAQMD's commitment to the community has been critical, and the City will continue to partner with the District, and support all efforts to achieve cleaner air for residents.


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