Friday, October 30, 2015

DEQ issues over $200,000 in fines for inproper stormwater discharges

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued two relatively large fines this week to prominent local  companies.

 DEQ fined Pacific Foods of Oregon Inc. $31,200.

  • Between July 2012 and August 2015  the unpermitted amount discharged varied from about 75 gallons to 2,000 gallons.

DEQ fined Vigor Industrial $182,442.
  • Failing to install stormwater treatment measures at its Swan Island facility within two years of receiving its permit. 

In both cases, the alleged violations took place over several months or years.
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