Search warrant application documents prepared by the Ventura County District Attorney as part of their investigation regarding Santa Clara Waste Water in Santa Paula contain information regarding a separate investigation which began in 2014 involving Anterra Oilfield Waste Services, with offices in Santa Paula and a waste facility in Oxnard.
The documents state Anterra, is being investigated by the District Attorney because the company is "suspected of accepting and disposing of hazardous waste in violation of the California Health and Safety Code," according to the search warrant documents prepared by Jeff Barry, District Attorney Investigator III, Consumer and Environmental Protection Unit - Major Fraud Division, Ventura County District Attorney's Office.
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The document goes on to state, "During the investigation in early September 2014, I interviewed Anterra President Sally Coleman. After concluding the interview, Coleman took me aside and told me the District Attorney's office should be investigating SCWWC (Santa Clara Waste Water) and she pointed to the SCWWC facility down the street from Anterra's offices on Mission Rock Road in Santa Paula. Coleman chose not to elaborate and said she would tell me more information after consulting with her attorney." Barry goes on to report, "I made several attempts to follow up with Coleman and her attorney. Coleman was unwilling to cooperate with me regarding her initial allegations concerning SCWWC. I contacted her in person and pleaded for her cooperation. In the presence of my supervisor, ultimately Coleman said she would only talk if I would persuade local county elected officials to change permit rules to allow Anterra to accept additional truckloads of waste at their facility. I refused."
The DA investigation into Anterra is on going.
VCInFocus will be reporting on more contained in the lengthy documents.