From a Times Staff Writer An Anaheim manufacturer of printed circuit boards has agreed to pay more than $3,000 in fines and investigative costs in connection with an April 4, 1985, spill of a toxic chemical used in a production process.
Cal-Flex Inc. was charged with the unsafe storage and illegal discharge of used cupric chloride into a municipal gutter outside its plant in the 1200 block of North Lance Lane in Anaheim, Deputy Dist. Atty. Diane Stavenhagen Kadletz said.
In a settlement reached Tuesday in Orange County Superior Court, Cal-Flex Inc. agreed to pay $2,000 in penalties sought under the state Health and Safety Code. The firm also agreed to reimburse the Orange County Health Care Agency for investigative costs totaling $1,059.
Kadletz said an uncovered 55-gallon drum at the Cal-Flex plant was apparently knocked over by a trash truck last April 4, sending the spent liquid flowing off the site into a gutter. Coincidentally, a Health Care Agency investigator passing by saw a Cal-Flex employee scooping up the blue-gray liquid in buckets and stopped to check.