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Mondi paper mill in Durban cuts sulphur dioxide releases but still scrutinized as polluter

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Mondi paper mill in Durban cuts sulphur dioxide releases but still scrutinized as polluter

September 29, 2011 - 06:42
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DURBAN, South Africa, Sept. 29, 2011 (Local News) -SULPHUR pollution from the Mondi paper factory in Durban has been reduced steadily over the past decade, but the company still appears to be one of the single biggest sources of climate-warming gases in the city.

Presenting a report to the eThekwini health department on Wednesday, the paper mill's chief operations officer, Clinton van Vught, said almost 11 tons of sulphur dioxide air pollution was emitted daily in 1999.

This had been reduced to about 3 tons a day in 2005, and to about one ton last year.

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