Pollution Update 9-11-14

 Oregon DEQ recently sent Oregon Resources Corporation (ORS) a pre-enforcement notice for serious violations of environmental law discovered via a DEQ compliance inspection of the stormwater collection and treatment system for ORS’s chromite mining operation outside of Coos Bay. Violations include millions of gallons of unreported discharges, and false statements to DEQ associated with these discharges. 

DEQ is accepting comments until 5 pm Thursday, Sept. 18, on the proposed renewal of the solid waste permit for McKenzie Recycling, Inc.’s “materials recovery facility” located on North Cleveland Street in Eugene. Visit goo.gl/QpQ9NE for more information. DEQ is also accepting comments until 5 pm Wednesday, Sept. 17, on the erosion and sediment control plan for construction of the Junction City Prison Project. Call DEQ’s Eugene office at 686-7838 for more information.