Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsFines

Top Industrial Polluters

November 16, 1990|Times researcher Cecilia Rasmussen

There are 37 industrial firms within the city of Los Angeles that violated federal and local pre-treatment standards by discharging illegal amounts of cyanide, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, nickel, silver, zinc and oil and grease in 1989, the most recent year available, according to the Department of Public Works. Eleven of the firms have violated federal pre-treatment standards; the other 26 have violated local discharge standards.

There are only 100 inspectors with the city Bureau of Sanitation who check water samples, and 8,000 firms with industrial discharge permits. Thirty of these inspectors check monthly samples from 500 significant users.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|