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DEQ fines 18 companies in connection with environmental violations

DEQ fines 18 companies in connection with environmental violations

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality fined 18 companies for environmental violations in October and November.

The DEQ claims that the fines were paid by companies that failed to submit annual reports or violated regulations on wastewater disposal and hazardous waste regulations. The fines were anywhere from $1,000 to more that $2 million.

The companies facing fines include Bullseye Glass — which was at the center of an air quality controversy in 2016.

Herbert Malarkey Roofing Co. was fined $2.1 million for violations of air quality over the past decade. 

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According to the DEQ Malarkey did not obtain the Title V air quality permit nor the equipment required for pollution control. Additionally, the company didn’t notify the DEQ until 2018 for changes made to equipment in 2009. 

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