Two public meetings are scheduled to take place Dec. 1 to discuss health risks linked to the harmful emissions that happened at two Paramount metal-processing facilities in 2016—before air quality officials ordered reductions in toxic emissions.
Anaplex Corp., located at 15547 Garfield Ave., shut down all of its equipment with the potential to emit the compound as of 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
An order to temporarily shut down operations at a metal-finishing facility near the North Long Beach border last Friday after high levels of chromium 6 were recorded was lifted this evening, according to officials with the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).
A North Long Beach metal finishing facility has been ordered to reduce its emissions of the human carcinogen hexavalent chromium (chromium 6) after high levels were detected in recent months.
On Tuesday afternoon, the independent hearing board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) ruled that Anaplex Corporation will be shut down unless they obtain permits for all equipment with the potential to emit hexavalent chromium, a known human carcinogen, above a certain level.