Portland, OR—The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality reached a settlement with Bullseye Glass Company that includes a $15,600 fine for discharging contaminated water into a drywell on its property and requires immediate cleanup of the contaminated site.
In Oct. 2016, DEQ discovered stormwater runoff from the factory's roof had been discharging into an underground drywell and contaminating soil and groundwater. The stormwater contained the toxic materials cadmium and selenium, which had settled on the roof after the company released them into the air through unfiltered furnaces.
DEQ approved the facility's cleanup plan in Oct. 2017. Bullseye has removed the contaminated drywell and surrounding soil, and is in the process of installing wells to monitor groundwater quality.
View the mutual agreement and order: www.oregon.gov/deq/nr/112117bullseyemao.pdf
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