An Oregon wood products company will pay more than $108,000 for violating the federal polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) laws at its lumber mill.
During an EPA inspection, an inspector identified leaks in three PCB-containing transformers. Federal law requires repair, containment, or replacement of leaking transformers containing PCBs. In addition, the transformers were not properly maintained and lacked necessary labels.
PCBs are known carcinogens and can harm the immune, reproductive, nervous, and endocrine systems.
INFO: Contact Hanady Kader at 206-553-0454.