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Portland curbside glass recycler fined $1M for air quality violations

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has fined the state’s largest glass container recycler over $1 million for repeated air quality violations.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the agency said last week it had issued a $1.03 million fine to Owens-Brockway, a subsidiary of glass manufacturing giant O-I Glass Inc.

The state says the fine was issued after the Portland company repeatedly failed to adhere to the emissions standards required under its permit.

O-I Glass spokesperson Jim Woods said in an email that O-I is aware of the announcement and is reviewing the scope but cannot provide comment on pending regulatory or legal matters.

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The Associated Press


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  1. nice job Queen Brown …….this is the only green glass recycling operation in the PNW and they run on a very thin profit. Now jobs will be lost along with 10s of $1000s in tax revenue to Salem. AND now the green glass will just be trucked to and dumped in a landfill (via buring diesel) Yes, Salem is that stupid.

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