Federal judge fines eyeglass lens maker $750,000 for Clean Water Act offense

April 25, 2018
Carl Zeiss Vision operated for three years without a required industrial wastewater discharge permit, according to prosecutors.
The Oregonian

PORTLAND, OR, APRIL 25, 2018 -- A federal judge Monday fined an eyeglass lens manufacturer $750,000 for repeatedly discharging hazardous waste into Clackamas County's sewer system in violation of the federal Clean Water Act.

Carl Zeiss Vision operated for three years without a required industrial wastewater discharge permit and allowed untreated corrosive liquid waste to seep into a public sanitary sewer connection that fed into the county's water service sewer system, according to prosecutors and federal agents.

An investigator with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency determined that the compound in the drain contained different metals, including cadmium and lead. Read more at The Oregonian

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