Arsenic, cadmium cut from Bullseye Glass formula

The glass making company says it will stop using the heavy metals until it can analyze DEQ data.

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[Co-owner Daniel Schwoerer] declined to answer whether he still had faith in the air pollution control device commonly known as a ‘baghouse’ that DEQ requires Bullseye Glass to deploy.

Asked in general about the by-products of making glass using cadmium and arsenic, Schwoerer said, ‘There shouldn’t be any by-products. The solution goes all into the glass. We’re not knowingly doing anything wrong.’

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David Monro, a manager for DEQ’s air quality program, told KATU that “Bullseye has no previous environmental or air pollution violations.”

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