PORT TOWNSEND, WA, Sept. 7, 2016 (Press Release) -On July 22, 2016, Port Townsend Paper brought the first stage of a three-stage plan to convert its main fossil fuel source from oil to compressed natural gas online, in order to achieve cleaner air emissions and a more competitive mill.Read more
PORT TOWNSEND, WA, July 27, 2016 (Press Release) -The Northwest Pulp & Paper Association (NWPPA) recently presented its 2016 Environmental Excellence Award to Port Townsend Paper of Port Townsend, WA. The Port Townsend Paper mill has, over the past ten years, reduced greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels by nearly 60 percent.
In acknowledgment of Port Townsend Paper’s performance:Read more
PORT TOWNSEND, WA, June 22, 2016 (Local News) -A Seattle law firm has mailed "advertisements" to Port Townsend residents soliciting people willing to participate in a possible class-action lawsuit against alleged "noxious odors" emitted at Port Townsend Paper Corp.
The paper mill is not in violation of state Department of Ecology rules, an Ecology spokesperson said Monday. PT Paper continues to invest millions of dollars into environmental systems, company officials noted.
Most of the odor associated with the mill stems from the facility's pond.Read more
PORT TOWNSEND, WA, May 5, 2016 (Local News) -Jefferson County's largest industry – the Port Townsend Paper Corp. – has cut its greenhouse gas emissions by more than half compared to emission levels a decade ago.
And mill officials hope a new compressed natural gas (CNG) project, to be completed this year, will reduce emissions even further.Read more
It's the first time in 40 years of operating the private landfill that mill owners have complied with a Limited Purpose Landfill (LPL) permit and have provided what is called a financial assurance instrument to guarantee there is money to close the landfill and maintain it after it is closed.Read more
A mill shutdown would have "significant economic impact," said David Timmons, Port Townsend city manager.Read more
Carr Tyndall, who began work as the mill's new general manager March 30, said Tuesday that dredging of a runoff pond in July should help damp down the odor that has prompted complaints from city residents.Read more