Ventura County and State of California v. Santa Clara Waste Water

Date: December 1st, 2015

Topic: Solid & Hazardous Waste

Type: Criminal Case

Jurisdiction: California

The State of California formally joined the criminal prosecution of Santa Clara Waste Water, its parent company Green Compass Environmental Solutions, and nine individuals. The charges stem from a hazardous waste explosion in 2014 at the Santa Clara Waste Water facility. Charges include, among other things, conspiracy to dispose of hazardous waste, failure to warn of a serious concealed danger, handling a hazardous waste with a reckless disregard for human life, etc. Indictments in the case were handed down in August of 2015. The case appears to be ongoing after extensive motion practice, including exclusion of counsel for the corporate entities.

Citation: County of Ventura v. Santa Clara Waste Water, No. 2015023881 (2015)

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