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DEQ fines TriMet more than $10K for water quality violations in Wilsonville

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WILSONVILLE, OR (KPTV) -

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued a $10,400 penalty to TriMet for violating water quality standards in Wilsonville.

The facility in question is the WES Commuter Rail station located at 9499 Southwest Barbur Street, just off Interstate 5.

DEQ say TriMet did not monitor how much stormwater it was releasing there for the last two years. DEQ argues that has made it difficult to evaluate the environmental impact of all that stormwater.

TriMet sent FOX 12 a statement Tuesday, saying:

TriMet regrets the lapse in storm water discharge monitoring at our WES Commuter Rail facility in Wilsonville. We are working closely with the DEQ to assure compliance of all requirements. In addition, we have increased staff coordination and are conducting a full review of our storm water discharge monitoring from all TriMet facilities. We also have hired an independent third-party to conduct a full audit of our environmental services programs.

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