Pollution Update 7-10-14

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) sent Delaware-incorporated Jordan Cove Energy Project L.P. a warning letter in late June for excavating residual sludge waste (generated by the Weyerhaeuser mill that used to be at this site) and incorporating that waste into berms associated with the Jordan Cove project (located on Coos Bay). DEQ’s letter requests that Jordan Cove Energy Project submit a permit application for its activities by July 31. DEQ sent Kevin Cruickshank a pre-enforcement notice on June 17 for operating a failing septic system at 82855 N. Butte Rd. in Creswell. Lane County visited the site in February and April, and it appears that as of the date of DEQ’s letter Cruickshank had failed to take any action to correct the situation.