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Federal environmental regulators have penalized a northeast Salem company $36,160 for selling mislabeled pesticides.

Griffin Bros. Inc. sold Bowl-san and Lobacten Sanitizer with improper labels at least 92 times in 2011 and 2012, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Bowl-san is a commercial toilet bowl cleaner and Lobacten is used to sterilize dishes in restaurants. They are classified as pesticides because they kill bacteria, according to the EPA.

Federal law requires that pesticides be distributed and sold with proper labeling and instructions, with approved warning and caution statements, and with detailed instructions for use.

SPRINGFIELD — Royal Caribbean International plans to hire 200 people by the end of the year for its customer contact center in Springfield.

The Register-Guard reports that will bring employment to about 800 workers.

Pay ranges from about $10 to $14 an hour for jobs working with travel agents and cruise ship customers.

Compiled from wire reports

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