LAMONT - A decision has been continued on whether Community Recycling near Lamont should shut down. The case went to trial Wednesday, nearly two years after two employees died at the composting facility.
Judge Eric Bradshaw said he wanted to hear additional comments from both sides before reaching a decision.
More than a dozen people appeared in the courtroom Friday, opposing how Community Recycling is operated.
This comes nearly two years after Armando Ramirez, 16, and his brother Eladio, 22, were killed by toxic fumes while working on a drainage canal.
One month later, county supervisors ordered the facility to shut down after numerous violations of its conditional use permit. Supervisors also fined the facility $2.3 million.
But, in February of last year a judge said the facility could temporarily stay open to deal with wastewater.
Community Recycling has filed two lawsuits against the county. One to fight the county's move to revoke its conditional use permit and another to challenge the $2.3 million in fines for violating that permit.
The trial will continue Monday morning.
The family of the brothers has also filed a wrongful death lawsuit.