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Mon Oct 30, 2017, 11:26 PM

Honey Bucket Fined More Than $90,000 for Improper Dumping, But Company Blames "Homeless Folks"

The city of Portland has won more than $90,000 in fines and compensation after Honey Bucket employees allegedly dumped portable toilets into the city's sewer system and repeatedly clogged a pumping station with "clothing, construction materials and hypodermic needles in April," Street Roots reported.

But the company blamed the dumping on "homeless folks."

Jams at the Rivergate Pump Station threatened to cause the sewer system to overflow into natural wetlands areas.

The city was able to identify the problem, because the day the clogs first began was the day a Honey Bucket facility, with a new city permit, first emptied waste into the sewer, Street Roots reported.

Read more: http://www.wweek.com/news/city/2017/10/29/honey-bucket-fined-more-than-90000-for-improper-dumping-but-company-blames-homeless-folks/

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