05Aug

Supervisor Hahn Announces Public Health Directives Targeting Four Companies Emitting Hexavalent Chromium

Los Angeles, CA—Today, Supervisor Janice Hahn announced that the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) has issued new Public Health Directives to four companies emitting high levels of hexavalent chromium: Weber Metals, Carlton Forge, Mattco, and Press Forge.

“These emissions pose a serious health risk to local residents, workers, and young school children in the area and if they persist, these companies must be shut down. I will continue to work closely with the Department of Public Health and the SCAQMD to force these companies and any other offenders into compliance,” said Supervisor Hahn.”

Each company has 24 hours to respond to the Department of Public Health with their intent to comply with the request as well as a list of actions taken and proposed actions to reduce emissions of hexavalent chromium.

Below are the Department of Public Health’s directives in full:

Releases of Hex Chrome from Carlton Forge Works – PH Directive 20170804 signed

Releases of Hex Chrome from Mattco – PH Directive 20170804 signed

Releases of Hex Chrome from Press Forge – PH Directive 20170804 signed

Releases of Hex Chrome from Weber Metals – PH Directive 20170804 signed

 

directives in full.