LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California company that produces Crystal Geyser bottled water pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally storing and transporting hazardous waste and agreed to a $5 million fine, federal prosecutors said.
The waste was produced by filtering arsenic out of Sierra Nevada spring water at CG Roxane LLC's facility in Owens Valley, authorities said.
The company entered the pleas to one count of unlawful storage of hazardous waste and one count of unlawful transportation of hazardous material, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
The office said the $5 million fine was included in a recently filed plea agreement.
The U.S. Attorney's Office statement noted that the investigation focused on handling, storage and transportation of CG Roxane's wastewater, "not the safety or quality o