LINCOLN, ME, March 17, 2017 (Bangor Daily News) -The Town Council voted 6-0 Thursday to support investigating whether a local paper mill site qualifies for federal Superfund designation because of its containing toxins that will cost at least $20 million to remove.Read more
LINCOLN, ME, Dec. 5, 2016 (Bangor Daily News) -It would cost about $16 million to remove asbestos and other above-ground toxins from the former Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC site, according to a state-commissioned study of the 203-acre property.
Sevee & Maher Engineers Inc. of Cumberland found no health or environmental hazards requiring immediate attention when its engineers examined the bankrupt mill’s 38 buildings in September, said Susanne Miller, the regional director of Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s eastern Maine regional office.Read more
BANGOR, ME, Aug. 9, 2016 (Bangor Daily News) -A federal agency has settled its $5 million civil lawsuit against Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC by agreeing to seek restitution for a lesser amount when claims filed by unsecured creditors against the bankrupt mill’s estate are processed, officials said Monday.Read more
LINCOLN, ME, March 23, 2015 (Bangor Daily News) -The startup last month of a new $6 million turbine and condenser system leaves Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC a nearly self-sufficient electricity generator, capping nearly $10 million in improvements undertaken over the last year, its co-owner said Monday.
Mill co-owner Keith Van Scotter said it was difficult to determine whether the tissue manufacturing plant has recovered from a smelt water explosion in a chemical recovery boiler in November 2013.Read more
"We have sent people home," said Van Scotter, who declined to say how many.Read more
Nearly a mile of the 3½-mile pipe installation through Lincoln remains to be finished, with paving over the new pipelines to follow, said Doug McDougal, project manager for Sullivan and Merritt Constructors Inc.Read more
Lincoln Paper and Tissue, the Portland-based consultancy Competitive Energy Services and its owner Richard Silkman together face $13.75 million in fines from FERC on allegations that they manipulated a program that compensates large power customers for backing down consumption at times of high demand.Read more
LINCOLN, ME, April 24, 2014 (Bangor Daily News) - Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC's plan to improve its energy efficiency by spending $7.8 million to retrofit its tissue production line will also result in some layoffs, a company official said Wednesday.
Coming in response to an explosion last November that destroyed the mill's ability to manufacture pulp, the plan will result in a workplace that is "likely going to require fewer people," said mill co-owner Keith Van Scotter, whose factory employs approximately 190 workers.Read more