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

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.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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