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CEH Takes Legal Action Against Five Metal Plating Facilities Discharging High Levels of PFAS Chemicals into the Environment in LA County

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LOS ANGELES, CA – Nonprofit organization the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) sent legal notices to five metal plating facilities in Los Angeles County today after discovering that these companies are discharging toxic PFAS chemicals, also called “forever chemicals,” into groundwater. The facilities include Bowman Plating, Alloy Processing, Universal Metal Plating, Moog Specialized Systems, and Coast Plating.

One water advocate is Martha Camacho Rodriguez, a resident of Downey, California, former high school teacher in Compton, and Founder of nonprofit Social Eco Education (SEE), who has known about the related local PFAS contamination of specific water wells in Southeast LA for over four years. “I’m a consumer and I know that if I go to the grocery store and buy something that’s not ok, I can take it back and get a refund. When something is unhealthy or dirty, there are consequences — but here we aren’t seeing any consequences,” says Camacho Rodriguez. 


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