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Oregon DEQ and air quality in Portland

Postby marykaynitchie » Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:17 pm

Many of you are following the news story that came out in the beginning of February 2016, when Oregon Department of Environmental Quality notified Bullseye Glass that preliminary results of air testing indicated that there were certain heavy metals recorded in a nearby parking lot that were over Oregon Health Authority benchmarks.

We care deeply about creating a safe and healthy community. In response to this news, Bullseye Glass voluntarily suspended use of arsenic, cadmium and chromium, which means that certain glass styles are also suspended.

Oregon DEQ has assured us that we have been and remain in compliance with our air discharge permit. Our facility in Portland has passed two DEQ inspections in the last year.

We are still waiting for complete testing data, but meanwhile, Bullseye has contracted with an emissions control engineering consultant to study our glassmaking procedures, and to let us know if there are changes we can make that will address the concerns of the community.

We have shared information on the news section of our website, and new information will be posted there as this rapidly changing story develops: http://www.bullseyeglass.com/news-releases.html

February 2: http://www.bullseyeglass.com/news/bulls ... tland.html

February 12: http://www.bullseyeglass.com/news/bulls ... 02-12.html

February 22: http://www.bullseyeglass.com/news/bulls ... 02-12.html

If you have questions, you may contact your Bullseye salesperson, or write to questions@bullseyeglass.com. Bullseye has been a member of the SE Portland community and the art glass industry for more than 40 years. We are committed to doing the right thing for our neighbors, employees and customers.

Mary Kay
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