After more than a year of controversy over its toxic air emissions, Bullseye Glass Co., a Southeast Portland company that makes stained glass, has passed tests that show its air emissions now meet health guidelines set by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the Oregon Health Authority.
The tests, conducted by a DEQ contractor in late March, show that all of Bullseye’s emissions are now within state and federal regulatory limits, thanks to the installation last fall of air-pollution control devices known as baghouses at its Southeast Portland factory.
The tests examined emissions of arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, manganese and nickel at their source, according to a report issued by the contractor, Montrose Air Quality Services of Portland.
“Bullseye Glass installed a custom-designed emission-control system that cost well over $1 million,” says Jim Jones, Bullseye’s vice president.
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