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Mt. Hood Chemical Corp.

Portland, OR: (Apr-25-07) The federal Environment Protection Agency filed charges against Mt. Hood Chemical following an investigation by inspectors, which revealed that Mt. Hood's Portland, OR facility had 31 alleged violations of the federal pesticide law (the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act or FIFRA). The EPA's inspection of the company's facility was prompted by its review of a report from a March 22, 2005 inspection conducted by the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA). Labels from 11 Mt. Hood disinfectant products collected during the ODA inspection did not contain proper caution or warning statements. It also appeared that Mt. Hood was producing and selling a disinfectant product that was not registered with EPA. Subsequent to the ODA inspection, the EPA also learned that Mt. Hood was selling five gallon pails of its unregistered Crown Bleach product with a competitor's registered bleach label glued to the container. As part of the settlement agreement, Mt. Hood agreed to pay a penalty of $90,000 to settle claims as well as conduct a full environmental audit of their facility, including non-pesticide related areas and processes. [WEB WIRE: PESTICIDE VIOLATIONS]

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Published on Apr-30-07


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