Evergreen Packaging cleans up coal stacks with $50 million conversion to natural gas to comply with federal rules by 2019

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Evergreen Packaging cleans up coal stacks with $50 million conversion to natural gas to comply with federal rules by 2019

April 08, 2015 - 11:19
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CANTON, NC, April 8, 2015 (Smoky Mountain News ) -The smokestacks at Evergreen Packaging paper mill in Canton will be significantly cleaner within four years thanks to $50 million in pollution upgrades.

The plant's four coal-powered boilers don't have state-of the-art pollution controls. But new federal rules are forcing hundreds of older coal-powered factories nationwide to reduce their emissions and come up to par with the highest of industry standards. The bar is indeed high: every factory will be expected to match the air pollution controls used by today's best emissions performers.

"It's like a super average," explained Dane Griswold, the manager of Evergreen operations in Haywood County.

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