DEQ calls Nosler cleanup a success

DEQ calls Nosler cleanup a success

Oregon environmental officials say the cleanup after a major explosion at a Bend bullet and ammunition manufacturer was a success.

The explosion at Nosler caused the sprinkler to run for 90 minutes, with water contaminated with lead.

The state Department of Environmental Quality says the company scrubbed drains and hauled tainted soil to the landfill, so no lead got into the Deschutes River or groundwater.

The factory was back to full operation about a year after the explosion, which leveled a corner of its building. The cleanup was finished last fall.

Read more at The Washington Post.