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CG Roxane LLC faces federal charges

By Deb Murphy Four years ago CG Roxane LLC began the process of dealing with arsenic contamination of groundwater at its Crystal Geyser bottling plant in Olancha. Late last week, the company was charged in federal court with illegal disposal of that arsenic-tainted wastewater. The charges filed in Los Angeles allege CG Roxane and two […]

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Bureaucrat Beat: for men only, fortune cookie, and stop the DWP!

“From city halls to county courthouses, from the State house to the White House – bureaucrats control our lives.  Public servants who often try to become our masters.  People whose salaries we pay, but what goods and services do we get?  On Sierra Wave’s Bureaucrat Beat, we’ll report what they’re up to.”  That’s the Bureaucrat […]

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Jury finds for Crystal Geyser employee in legal dispute

As he waited for a jury finding in his lawsuit against Crystal Geyser, former employee Greg McDonald opened a fortune cookie at lunch at the Merry-Go-Round restaurant in Lone Pine, according to his lawyer, and it said, “You will have no worries about finances.” In fact, McDonald later heard from a jury that awarded him […]

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Inyo Supervisors vote for Crystal Geyser expansion

After more than four hours of talk, testimony and votes, the Inyo Supervisors denied appeals, called for a more extensive monitoring program and approved the planning measures that moved forward a major $25 million expansion project of the Crystal Geyser Plant at Cartago. The Elton Family Trust, the Cartago Water Company and the Owens Valley […]

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Still time to comment on Crystal Geyser project

The proposed Crystal Geyser bottling facility in the Olancha area is still open for public review of the Draft Environmental Impact Report. The more than 34 acre project would go up in the north-central part of Cabin Bar Ranch. Inyo Planning Director Josh Hart answered some questions posed by citizens. Of the more than 34 […]

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Crystal Geyser plans bottling plant expansion

Crystal Geyser promotes its bottled water as “the only major U.S. spring water bottled exclusively at the source.” The company shows eight sources, and the one in Olancha has plans for expansion. The public can now comment on a Draft Environmental Impact Report on Crystal Geyser’s expansion plan for a 198,500 square foot bottling plant […]

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