- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The state has ordered a Portland glass company to clean its smokestacks over concerns that it could be the source of a cancer-causing chemical compound found in southeast Portland’s air.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (https://bit.ly/29Y4c2s ) the Department of Environmental Quality made the announcement Thursday and is requiring Bullseye Glass to conduct a thorough cleaning by Sept. 1.

The company has been at the center of pollution concerns for months, and officials suspect it’s one of two companies to blame for the hexavalent chromium.

Testing in June found the material in Bullseye’s smokestacks and Lehigh Cement Co.’s cement.

Bullseye stopped using hexavalent chromium in February, but officials say it has accumulated in the vents and could revaporize.

The state has taken measures to ensure it has stopped coming from either source.


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