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Diatomaceous Earth Mining Plant Leak

Published On: Jan 10 2014 06:00:00 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 11 2014 06:36:53 PM CST

Someone observing San Miguelito Creek near Lompoc called the county reporting faster and murkier water. When the county and state environmental agencies took a closer look, they found a nearby diatomaceous earth mining plant, owned by Imerys, was leaking run-off used in the mining process.

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