- Associated Press - Friday, May 27, 2016

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Gov. Kate Brown has directed a Portland company to continue a moratorium on using certain toxic metals, including lead, in the making of glass through June 8.

Brown issued the directive Friday, saying she’ll continue the prohibition at Bullseye Glass as long as necessary to protect the well-being of children and other residents.

Brown directed the state Department of Environmental Quality to issue the original cease and desist order at their request on May 19, after monitoring at the daycare showed lead levels four times higher than the 24-hour benchmark.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (https://goo.gl/oE0tHG) the company didn’t meet the state’s Friday deadline to sign a legally binding agreement about its use of the metals in its furnaces.

Bullseye Glass says it plans to have filtration systems installed on all affected furnaces in August.

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Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, https://www.oregonlive.com

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