Portland plant guilty of water pollution, fined $500,000

A photo from a wastewater discharge industrial user permit issed to Oregon Oils by the city of Portland is reproduced here.

A Northwest Portland plant that promises "recycling and reclaiming" services for gunky grease traps will pay a hefty penalty — for pouring the fatty oils down the drain.

The $538,500 in combined civil fees and sewer charges to be paid by Oregon Oils, Inc. is the largest amount ever recovered by the Bureau of Environmental Services' compliance program.