PARAMOUNT, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This past week, The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) announced that the sensors near Aerocraft in the City of Paramount have again exceeded levels for hexavalent chromium agreed to in a prior abatement order between SCAQMD and Aerocraft Heat Treating. As a result, SCAQMD has ordered Aerocraft to suspend certain operations.

City of Paramount

In response to this announcement, Mayor Daryl Hofmeyer, City of Paramount, issued the following statement on Saturday:

“I remain troubled that Aerocraft continues to struggle to comply with the abatement order from SCAQMD. I hope Aerocraft is equally concerned and frustrated and that they are working doubly hard to achieve compliance.

“The closure announcement marks the third time that Aerocraft has suspended parts of its operations as a result of non-compliance. SCAQMD remains vigilant in its monitoring and enforcement efforts to protect our community, and this announced closure demonstrates that the regulatory process is working as expected.”