Cascade Pacific Pulp begins river dredging project to improve water intake and wastewater outfall at Oregon mill

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Cascade Pacific Pulp begins river dredging project to improve water intake and wastewater outfall at Oregon mill

June 06, 2014 - 11:05
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CORVALLIS, OR, June 6, 2014 (Local News) -Cascade Pacific Pulp began work Wednesday morning to clear out a gravel-choked side channel in the Willamette River that was reducing the flow to its water intake and wastewater outfall facility near Halsey, allowing a dark-colored plume to form where the treated effluent emerges from a diffuser pipe.

The site is about 15 miles upstream of Corvallis, which gets 70 percent of its drinking water from the Willamette.

Cascade Pacific general manager Pat Rank said the dredging project was expected to take seven to 10 days and cost close to $100,000.

Corvallis Gazette-Times - Dredging aims to disperse Willamette waste plume

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