Petrochem has one year to finish cleaning up its property along Highway 33 south of Casitas Springs. (Ojai Valley News photo by Ashley Wilson)
Misty Volaski, Ojai Valley News editor
Thursday, Ventura County officials announced the abandoned Petrochem plant outside of Casitas Springs will be gone before the end of the year.
The rusting refinery, sandwiched between the Ventura River and Highway 33, has been dormant since 1984, when it closed after its owners were denied a permit to expand its crude oil refining operation.