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EPA Reports Nearly $400,000 Settlement With Ventura County Company Over Wastewater Pollution

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The Environmental Protection Agency has announced a nearly $400,000 settlement with a Ventura County company over the discharge of industrial wastewater into a sewer system.

EPA officials say Parker-Hannifin was illegally dumping wastewater from its filter and membrane manufacturing facility into the City of Oxnard’s sewer system.   They say the company violated a 2017 order to install pretreatment systems to eliminate the issue.

As a part of the settlement, the company will spend more than a half million dollars to install technology to bring the plant in compliance with wastewater treatment requirements by November of 2021.

It also calls for Parker-Hannifin to pay a $390,000 fine.