A glass manufacturing facility in northeast Portland has been fined by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality for the fourth time in eight years.
Owens-Brockway Glass Manufacturing Plant is facing a $26,400 fine for air quality violations. The company was penalized for similar particulate emission violations in 2004, 2010 and 2011.
DEQ said the company exceeded the limit on visible emissions at its plant at 9710 NE Glass Plant Rd.
Permitting specialists for DEQ said particulate matter in the air can cause serious health issues, including decreased lung function, irregular heartbeat and chronic bronchitis.
The company paid a total of $23,200 to settle its previous cases. It has until Oct. 23 to appeal the most recent fine.
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