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Bullseye Glass to resume cadmium use after installing pollution control device

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Bullseye Glass in SE Portland (Photo: KPTV) Bullseye Glass in SE Portland (Photo: KPTV)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

One of the glass companies accused of emitting dangerous levels of heavy metals into the air said they will starting using cadmium again after installing a pollution control device.

The announcement was made Monday night when the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) tweeted out a letter from Bullseye Glass.

In the letter, Bullseye Glass said they installed a baghouse air filter and will resume "the usage of raw materials containing cadmium in the controlled furnace."

Earlier this year, DEQ found that the glass-making business was emitting dangerous levels of cadmium and arsenic into a southeast Portland neighborhood.

Bullseye Glass and another business, Uroboros Glass, voluntarily ceased use of all heavy metals.

In March, Bullseye filed to install better emissions control equipment.

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