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EPA fines lumber mill $108,000

Sanders Wood Products Co. of Liberal, Ore., will pay more than $108,000 in penalties related to violation of PCB laws, according to an article in Salem-News.com.

The paper quoted Scott Downey, manager of the pesticides and PCBs unit in the Environmental Protection Agency's Seattle office: "There are clear standards for how to manage toxic chemicals like PCBs so they don't harm people or the environment. This dangerous family of chemicals accumulates in the body and can be extremely difficult and expensive to clean up."

The fines grew out of inspections back in 2009, according to the article. Sanders Wood Products has also certified it is currently meeting all requirements of the Toxic Substances Control Act at each of its facilities.


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