Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek asked the Department of Environmental Quality to reconsider Daimler’s role in odor complaints on Swan Island.
In a letter sent last week, she cited concerns about flaws in the state’s methodology and its failure to consider more rigorous studies done by independent scientists. She also said her constituents feel abandoned by the agency.
The state launched a 2015 investigation following years of complaints from residents about odors from Daimler Trucks North America. Neighbors of the industrial Swan Island operation expressed concerns about paint fumes and possible exposure to volatile organic compounds.
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