DRYDEN, ON, Feb. 7, 2018 (TbNewsWatch) -Ontario's environment ministry says it will continue work this spring to evaluate the extent of mercury contamination in soil around the Dryden paper mill.
A ministry spokesperson says the current work focuses on an area of the mill property called the Gordon Road site.
That's where soil samples taken at two locations last fall showed "elevated total mercury concentrations," according to an email to tbnewswatch.com by spokesperson Gary Wheeler.Read more
FORT MILL, SC, Jan. 18, 2018 (Press Release) -At Domtar, sustainability means taking a longer-term view of creating and preserving value for our shareholders, customers, employees and communities. That’s why we’re pleased to announce that a major news magazine recognized us as a top-50 U.S. green company in its year-end sustainability rankings of the largest publicly traded companies in the United States.Read more
THUNDER BAY, ON, Nov. 14, 2017 (The Chronicle Journal) -Domtar says it has been forthcoming about mercury-contamination issues in the vicinity of its Dryden pulp mill as recently as last summer, contrary to some recent media and First Nation reports.
And both the province and Grassy Narrows First Nation have been kept informed, it says.
The company responded Monday to a Grassy Narrows news release which claimed that both Domtar and the government kept the band in the dark about possible contaminated soil under the mill site.Read more
NORTH BAY, ON, Nov. 7, 2017 (Local News) -A northeastern Ontario rail carrier, faced with onerous track maintenance costs, is making inroads with Ottawa in securing much-needed infrastructure dollars.
But it's waiting on Queen’s Park to climb aboard as a funding partner.
At stake is the viability of the Huron Central Railway, a 278-kilometre line between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury, and whether its parent company, Genesee & Wyoming Canada (G&W), decides to keep the freight trains rolling to service three major industrial shippers.Read more
WINDSOR, QC, Aug. 24, 2017 (Business Wire) -Domtar is proud to inaugurate its second generating unit with a power output of 18 MW at its Windsor (Quebec) Mill.
The start-up of its second generating unit, built for $36 million, will improve the energy efficiency of the mill produced from renewable resources while reducing production costs.Read more
FORT MILL, SC, July 18, 2017 (Business Wire) -Less waste, lower greenhouse gas emissions, fewer workplace injuries. Less of each of these means a more sustainable business and highlights how Domtar Corporation is working smart for the long term.
The company released its 2017 Sustainability Report today, detailing the company's endeavors to take a longer term view of creating and preserving value for our shareholders, customers, employees and communities.Read more
BRANDON, MB , July 6, 2017 (Press Release) -Cando Rail Services has won contracts to offer rail switching services at Domtar pulp and paper mills in Rothschild and Nekoosa, Wisconsin. The new contracts build on a successful relationship Cando has established performing the rail switching at Domtar’s Dryden, Ontario mill.
Cando was selected in part because of its excellent safety and operational record as a switching provider at multiple locations across North America. Cando moves two million tons of pulp, paper and lumber a year in more than 20,000 railcars.Read more
WASHINGTON, DC, June 29, 2017 (Press Release) -The U.S. and the States of Minnesota and Wisconsin today announced an $8.2 million settlement with XIK, LLC, Honeywell International, Inc., and Domtar, Inc. to resolve a claim for natural resource damages at the St. Louis River / Interlake / Duluth Tar (SLRIDT) Superfund Site brought under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as the Superfund Law. The SLRIDT Site consists of 255 acres of land and river embayments located primarily in Duluth, Minnesota, and extends into the St.Read more