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Pollution Update 4-3-14

The city of Eugene sent “request for corrective action” letters to three Eugene businesses, A&K Development Company, Oregon Ice Cream Company and Oregon Tread Rubber Company, in late February for various Clean Water Act violations. All three companies were cited for deficiencies in employee education and monthly inspections, while A&K was also cited for a having an undisclosed drainage; Oregon Ice Cream was also cited for storing hazardous materials in previously unidentified areas, storage of hazardous materials without secondary containment, and unpermitted discharges; and Oregon Tread Rubber was also cited for storage of hazardous materials without secondary containment. All three letters classify the violations as “significant” and require follow-up within 30 days.