A former Oxnard metallurgy company has been ordered to pay half a million dollars to settle an illegal dumping case.
Arcturus Manufacturing shut down its plant at 6001 Arcturus Avenue in Oxnard in September of 2017 and is now based in Houston, Texas.
The company performed closed-die forgings for the military and aerospace industries.
But prosecutors alleged in a civil action that between June 2016 and December 2016, the company illegaly used Oxnard's Del Norte Recycling Center and the Gold Coast Recycling Center in Ventura to dump materials used in their fabrication process that included titanium, nickel, and chromium.
The civil action said disposal of those metals is regulated when discarded and the substances are in a friable, powdered, or finely divided state.
Prosecutors say the company ignored the regulations.
Under the settlement, Arcturus has agreed to pay the $500,000 civil penalties to be divided among several local agencies.
They are also under a court order barring them from ever doing this again.