Georgia-Pacific under scrutiny for exceeding state environmental wastewater and emission limits at mills in Florida, Arkansas

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Georgia-Pacific under scrutiny for exceeding state environmental wastewater and emission limits at mills in Florida, Arkansas

April 02, 2018 - 15:22
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JACKSONVILLE, FL, April 2, 2018 (Florida Times-Union ) -Two big Putnam County industries and Naval Station Mayport had some of Florida’s highest numbers of failures meeting water-pollution limits spelled out in environmental permits, an activist group reported Thursday.

The report from Environment Florida said wastewater from Georgia-Pacific Corp.’s mill near Palatka and Seminole Electric Cooperative’s power plant near the St. Johns River both exceeded permit limits on fecal bacteria and “suspended solids” that can affect plants and animals in the river.

Georgia-Pacific’s wastewater also exceeded limits placed on its cloudiness, color and toxicity over time to a water flea that’s used for testing water quality.

The Florida Times-Union – Pollution persisted at St. Johns River industrial sites, report says

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