This report discusses the results of an investigation into concrete manufacturers in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s (BAAQMD) handling of the concrete plants’ air pollution violations and the agency’s failure to follow its own enforcement guidelines.
The investigation focused on three concrete manufacturers operating in the City of San Francisco and around the Bay Area because they generate harmful particulate matter: Cemex Construction Materials Pacific, LLC (Cemex), Central Concrete Supply Co., Inc. (Central), and Hanson Aggregates Mid-Pacific, Inc. (Hanson). Because asthma is prevalent in the Bayview Hunters-Point community, particulate matter pollution is of concern to both residents and public health advocates.
Golden Gate University School of Law, "Concrete Manufacturers and the Regulatory Role of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District" (2017). Environmental Law and Justice Clinic. 30.