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Efforts to save Resolute’s Ponderay Newsprint mill in Washington lead to lawsuit settlement with utility

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Efforts to save Resolute’s Ponderay Newsprint mill in Washington lead to lawsuit settlement with utility

February 13, 2018 - 18:20
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SPOKANE, WA, Feb. 13, 2018 (Local News) -With the goal of keeping its largest customer afloat, the Pend Oreille Public Utility District has settled a 2-year-old lawsuit with Ponderay Newsprint Co.

The rural utility will pay the newsprint plant north of Spokane in the community of Usk $557,000 under the terms of the settlement and give the plant a $50,000 monthly break on its electric bill as long as it continues to operate.

In return, Ponderay Newsprint will pay $150,000 toward finding new buyers for the electricity generated by the utility’s Box Canyon Dam on the Pend Oreille River.

Spokesman-Review - Efforts to save Ponderay Newsprint plant lead to lawsuit settlement

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