Diatomaceous Earth Mining Plant Leak

POSTED: 04:00 PM PST Jan 10, 2014    UPDATED: 04:36 PM PST Jan 11, 2014 

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.