Waste disposal firm Forward Inc. has reached a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California to resolve alleged violations of air pollution laws at its landfill in Manteca.
The settlement requires the company to spend an estimated $3.8 million to improve the landfill’s gas collection and emission control system and to replace the landfill’s fleet of trucks with more efficient options to reduce pollution.
"Today’s settlement is good news for the families of the San Joaquin Valley," said Benjamin B. Wagner, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California. "Cleaning up the Valley’s air so that our children can breathe easier is important for all of us."
Homeowners located near landfills can invest in an air purifier to cut down their exposure to harmful pollutants. Air pollution can increase a person’s risk of stroke, heart attack, aggravate respiratory conditions such as asthma and cause some forms of cancer to develop. IQAir HealthPro Plus HEPA Air Purifiers can keep your family safe inside the home.