CHROMIUM COMPOUND FOUND IN AIR SAMPLES IN THE CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH
(Santa Ana) – Information from ambient air monitoring provided by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) to the County Health Officer on February 28, 2014, indicates that Hixson Metal Finishing, located at 817-853 Production Place in the City of Newport Beach, has emitted elevated levels of the toxic air contaminant hexavalent chromium.
The Health Care Agency has reviewed response activities and has evaluated the information provided by SCAQMD, and determined that the release meets the requirements of public notification pursuant to California Health and Safety Code section 25180.7(d), as part of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, or Proposition 65. The intent of Proposition 65 is to protect the public and its drinking water resources, and requires the County Health Officer to inform the public about potential exposures to chemicals that are reported by various state and local agencies. Continue reading