Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality issues US$4,347 penalty to SP Recycling for failure to monitor pollutants in stormwater discharge at its Clackamas recycling facility

PORTLAND, Oregon , November 8, 2013 (press release) – Oregon DEQ has issued a $4,347 penalty to SP Recycling Corporation for failing to monitor stormwater discharge for several pollutants at its recycling facility, located at 16810 S.E. 120th Ave. in Clackamas.

SP Recycling Corporation twice failed to monitor for statewide benchmark pollutants, including total suspended solids, as required in its stormwater discharge permit. It also failed to monitor for other pollutants including chemical oxygen demand, total iron and total aluminum.

SP Recycling Corporation was also cited without penalty for improper sampling procedures and failing to submit a timely discharge monitoring report.

Monitoring is important because DEQ relies on it to guage potential harmful environmental consequences from pollutant concentrations in stormwater discharge.

SP Recycling Corporation has until November 18 to appeal the penalty.

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