EPA finds six Oregon violations in Q1

The Environmental Protection Agency released a list of 35 enforcement actions taken in the Pacific Northwest region in the first quarter.

The Environmental Protection Agency released a list of 35 enforcement actions taken in the Pacific Northwest region in the first quarter.

The Environmental Protection Agency released a list of 35 enforcement actions taken in the Pacific Northwest region between January 1 and March 31, including six in Oregon.

The EPA collected $183,020 in penalties from Oregon companies.

The following violations were found in Oregon:

  • NPK Industries LLC of Medford was issued a stop sale order for failure to register three pesticides.
  • AG Specialities LLC of Tigard was issued a stop sale order for improperly labeling imported pesticides.
  • Wilbur Ellis Company of Portland was fined $50,320 for the sale and distribution of misbranded pesticide products.
  • River End Dairy LLC of Nehalem was fined $6,300 for discharge of pollutants in violation of the Clean Water Act.
  • Sanders Wood Products Inc. of Liberal was fined $108,400 leaking PCBs.
  • Forrest Paint Company of Eugene was fined $18,000 for failure to comply with risk management requirements for propane.


In a separate announcement the EPA said that Portland-based Kanto Corp., a chemical manufacturer that supplies the semiconductor industry, failed to report the use of toxic chemicals at its plant. The EPA found that the company used ammonia, hydrogen fluoride and nitric acid in 2009.

The company has resolved the violations and will pay a penalty of $58,200.

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