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Investigation Launched into Hydraulic Oil Leaks at Ocotillo Wind Facility

Originally Published in East County Magazine

By Miriam Raftery

July 22, 2014 (Ocotillo)—A Summary of Violations has been issued to Ocotillo Wind Express (OWE) for alleged violations of state law due to hydraulic oil leaks observed during a complaint investigation, Sandy Nax at the Department of Toxic Substances Control with the California Environmental Protection Agency in Imperial County confirmed today.The confirmation came in response to an inquiry from East County Magazine to Roger Vintze at the department, asking what steps the environmental agency is taking to address complaints and photos from residents documenting hydraulic fluid leaks from gear boxes at numerous wind turbines in the project.

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