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Cease and desist order for Portland glass company extended

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Bullseye Glass in SE Portland (Photo: KPTV) Bullseye Glass in SE Portland (Photo: KPTV)

The 10-day cease and desist order for Bullseye Glass originally issued May 19 is being extended.

Governor Kate Brown directed the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to stretch the order through June 8.

The order limits the use of heavy metals, including lead, by Bullseye in the glass making process.

“I will continue this prohibition on the use of toxic metals in uncontrolled furnaces as long as necessary to protect the well-being of children at the nearby daycare center and other residents,” Governor Brown said in a release.

Governor Brown received a memo drafted jointly by the DEQ and the Oregon Health Authority asking that the cease and desist order be extended since the risks they previously saw with Bullseye’s operations remains in place.

The DEQ had offered the opportunity to Bullseye to sign a legally-binding agreement to find a “more permanent solution” to the air quality concerns, but the deadline for the company to sign the agreement passed at noon Friday.

The cease and desist order does not block all operations at Bullseye, and the governor’s office noted that the order could be rescinded if the DEQ and Bullseye can get an agreement signed.

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