LOS ANGELES – A Santa Monica nonprofit corporation alleges a South Gate iron foundry facility corporation has violated federal regulations regarding pollutants and water discharge.
Los Angeles Waterkeeper filed a complaint on Oct. 3 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Bell Foundry Co. seeking injunctive and declaratory relief.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that Bell Foundry Co. allegedly discharges storm water contaminated with pollutants to the waterways that affects nearby communities in violation of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (Clean Water Act).
The plaintiff seeks enjoin the defendant from further discharging polluted storm water from its facility, order the defendant to implement water pollution control treatment technologies, order the defendant to pay civil penalties of $37,500 per day, order the defendant to take appropriate actions to restore the quality of waters impaired by its activity, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by Gideon Kracov of Law Offices of Gideon Kracov in Los Angeles and Arthur Pugsley and Melissa Kelly of Los Angeles Waterkeeper in Santa Monica.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-07389-JFW-PJW