Lemon Packing Facility Settles Case for Unlawful Release of Air Contaminant

On February 8, 2019, a malfunction of fruit washing equipment at the Association’s facility triggered the release of commercial grade sodium hypochlorite into the air. Sodium hypochlorite is the active ingredient in household bleach and is used to sterilize fruit prior to packing. Two local schools, Blanchard Elementary School and Briggs School, were required to shelter in place due to the incident.

Fisherman Settles Case Involving Diesel Spill at Ventura Harbor

On June 2, 2018, the Ventura Harbor District (VHD) was notified that Albatro was listing in its slip. Upon arriving on scene, VHD observed red dye diesel in the water surrounding the sinking boat. The United States Coast Guard and the VHD immediately performed containment and cleanup efforts to control and collect the fuel spill. During the cleanup, 24 drums of hazardous waste and contaminated debris were recovered from the harbor and transported to a licensed disposal facility.

Settlement Reached in Environmental Case

On February 9, 2021, routine maintenance activities on the commercial fishing boat “El Dorado,” captained by Aliotti, caused a substantial amount of paint debris to float into the harbor and coat nearby aquatic life. Aliotti fully cooperated with the investigation and instituted remedial measures shortly thereafter to ensure a similar incident does not occur in the future.

NCVRW 2021 Day 5

 Haga clic para activar subtítulos en español y luego haga clic en el video para verlo Friday, April 23 As we wrap up a week of recognition, please join us for a heartfelt message from our guest speaker, Michael Morisette, followed by an inspiring musical performance to commemorate 2021’s …