Tag Archives: DEQ

Air quality penalty issued to Klamath Falls oil refinery

Oregon has issued a large penalty to a Klamath Falls oil refinery for air quality and hazardous waste violations. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) plans to fine Oil Re-Refining Company Inc., which does business under Industrial Oils in Klamath Falls, for $103,428, according to a news release. Source: Air quality penalty issued to […]
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Recyclables may be allowed in landfills, temporarily

Regulators consider approving a temporary change amid China crackdown State regulators are poised to allow haulers and processors throughout Oregon to dispose of recyclables as garbage temporarily if they meet certain conditions. Source: Recyclables may be allowed in landfills, temporarily | Local | Eugene, Oregon

Amid China ban turmoil, Oregonians told to keep recycling paper and plastics — carefully

State and local officials are advising Oregonians to continue to recycle — but do it more carefully than ever — amid fears that some materials collected might have to be sent to landfills. Recycling in Oregon has been thrown into turmoil after China, the destination for most of the mixed paper and post-consumer plastics collected […]
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Oregon likely to send recycled materials to landfills

There’s so much trash mixed in with our recycling that no companies in the U.S. will buy the material. China has been willing to buy the stuff that had no market in the U.S. in the past, but those days are over. Oregon regulators have received more than a dozen requests from companies that want […]
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Paving completed, but odor case still lingers 

The Highway 20 paving project has concluded and the temporary Houck Construction asphalt mixing plant is set to move back to Salem. But the controversy over the odors and noise that the plant on Clemens Mill Road between Corvallis and Philomath generated still lingers. Source: Paving completed, but odor case still lingers | Local | […]
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EPA delays signing controversial Portland Harbor Superfund agreement

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will delay signing a controversial agreement with a number of Portland Harbor Superfund polluters for two weeks to hear concerns from Oregon, Portland and tribal officials. Source: Pamplin Media Group – EPA delays signing controversial Portland Harbor Superfund agreement

Oregon: US Gov’t Backtracking on Portland Harbor Cleanup

Officials in Oregon are accusing the federal government of going behind their backs to undermine a plan, completed over several years with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to clean up toxic pollution in Portland Harbor. Source: Oregon: US Gov’t Backtracking on Portland Harbor Cleanup – KXL

Coos Bay man fined for illegal dumping

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has fined Willy Joe Jenkins $25,393 for illegally disposing of household garbage, used appliances, demolition debris, tires and other waste at at his 2-acre property in Coos County. Source: Coos Bay man fined for illegal dumping | Bandon News | theworldlink.com

New EPA Plan Could Delay Cleanup Of Portland Harbor Pollution

The Trump administration has a new plan for the Portland Harbor Superfund site that Oregon officials say could reverse progress toward cleaning up toxic pollution in the Willamette River. Oregon environmental regulators and officials with the city of Portland have sent letters to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency expressing their concerns about a draft agreement […]
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Oregon prison inmate faces $25,000 DEQ fine for trash littering his Coos County property

Oregon environmental regulators issue plenty of fines for violations, but the penalty they levied on a Coos County man for tons of trash piled up around his property close to the Oregon Coast comes with an odd twist. The state Department of Environmental Quality sent him notice of the $25,393 fine while he is serving […]
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