Article courtesy of Tracy Leow | May 24th, 2016 | Statesman Journal | Shared as educational material.
A Washington-based company was fined over $7,000 for dumping two chemicals into Oregon’s Yamhill River above permitted levels. Environmental regulators said Sheridan’s Pacific Wood Preserving of Oregon had been discharging pentachlorophenol at four times above the limit and copper at two and a half times the limit. Both contaminants can be harmful to human health in high concentrations. Currently, investigations are going on in order to determine the condition of the water source. As for the company, it has until June 2nd to put in an appeal. Read more about the issue here.