Cemex and LA city, county settle on US$400,000

Cemex and LA city, county settle on US$400,000
Published: 19 August 2009

Los Angeles officials say Cemex Inc. has agreed to pay $400,000 in fines for improper discharge of material at five of its Southern California plants.
 
The city attorney’s office said Tuesday the company violated environmental laws by improperly discharging sand, silt, and other materials at plants in Azusa, Inglewood, Los Angeles, West Hollywood and Walnut.
 
Deputy District Attorney Stanley Williams says the money will pay for fines, penalties and investigative costs.
 
The court-approved deal includes an injunction barring Cemex from discharging cement materials in the future.
 
Prosecutors say recent inspections show the company has resolved all problems listed in the initial complaint.
 
A message left for a company spokeswoman was not immediately returned.
 
Source: www.mercurynews.com