LA County suspends air quality regulations over cremation ‘backlog’

LA County suspends air quality regulations over cremation 'backlog'

The South Coast Air Quality Management District said in a press release on Sunday that it was lifting air quality regulations that limited the number of incinerations that can be performed in County of Los Angeles. The agency said regulations have been lifted so officials can deal with a “backlog” of bodies of people who died in LA County during the COVID-19 pandemic. The settlement was lifted for 10 days, with option b extended. LA County is currently experiencing an increase in COVID-19 cases and has reported 13,848 deaths from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. Visit the Business Insider homepage for more stories.

Los Angeles County has temporarily lifted air quality regulations that limit the number of cremations that can be performed each month, as authorities manage a “backlog” of bodies of people who died during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The South Coast Air Quality Management District said in a press release on Sunday that it was issuing an emergency order …

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