DEQ announces cleanup plan for J.H. Baxter plant in Eugene

The announcement comes after some Eugene residents reported a mysterious odor earlier this month that Lane Regional Air Protection Agency officials said was traced back to the wood treatment plant.

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has finalized a cleanup plan for contamination at the J.H. Baxter & Co. wood treatment plant in Eugene.

State officials said the 31-acre site has been a wood treatment facility since the early 1940s and cleanup has been underway since the 1990s. The new plan will make current measures permanent and will require the plant to fully address remaining contamination.

Source: DEQ announces cleanup plan for J.H. Baxter plant in Eugene