River End Dairy and Dila Dairy, of Nehalem, Ore., ― both found in violation of their National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permits ― have signed settlements with the Environmental Protection Agency that include monetary penalties.
According to an Environmental Protection Agency news release, River End Dairy’s settlement includes a $6,300 penalty. Dila Dairy’s settlement included a $10,000 penalty
In the spring of last year, water quality inspections were conducted in Oregon’s Tillamook watershed. Inspectors from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and The Oregon Department of Agriculture visited 22 facilities across the basin, finding two that had water quality discharge violations.
Both River End Dairy and Dila Dairy were found to be discharging to the Nehalem River in northwestern Oregon.