BLM fined $5,000 for Hyatt Lake spraying

Oregon health officials have slapped a $5,000 fine on the federal Bureau of Land Management for spraying polluted water onto land in the Hyatt Lake recreation area near Ashland.

The Department of Environmental Quality found the violations occurred between July 2007 and September 2009 at the BLM's sewage treatment facility.

In addition to spraying polluted water, the BLM failed to properly montior fecal coliform levels in reclaimed water and didn't prepare require reports on wastewater discharge, the DEQ said.

— Damian Mann

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