Metals manufacturer located near Johnson Creek failed to monitor its stormwater discharges for two highly toxic substances

TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO  - This part of Johnson Creek is located downstream from Precision Castparts' stormwater discharge pipe into the creek. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued a $9,829 civil penalty to a unit of Precision Castparts Corp. for failing to monitor polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in its stormwater discharges.

The violations occurred two times at seven sampling points at the metals company's main plant in Southeast Portland during the 2015-16 year, DEQ reported Wednesday.

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