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Pollution Update 4-10-14

The city of Eugene sent a “request for corrective action” letter to Gibson Steel Fab, Inc. last month for various Clean Water Act violations, citing Gibson for deficiencies in employee education and monthly inspections, storing several hazardous materials without secondary containment and failing to contain overspray from painting operations so as to prevent it from coming into contact with stormwater. All these violations were characterized by the city as “significant violations of Oregon environmental law.” Stormwater from Gibson’s facility discharges to Amazon Creek. The city also sent a second notice to Oregon Ice Cream Company last week due to its failure to respond the city’s previous notice (EW 4/3, goo.gl/fYaGc2) within 30 days.