Cascade Pacific Pulp in Oregon proposes dredging project to address pollution allegations at its mill and G-P tissue plant

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Cascade Pacific Pulp in Oregon proposes dredging project to address pollution allegations at its mill and G-P tissue plant

December 24, 2012 - 10:12
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ALBANY, OR, Dec. 24, 2012 (Democrat Herald ) -Cascade Pacific Pulp LLC is proposing a major dredging operation in the Willamette River that could head off a threatened lawsuit over water pollution from the company's Halsey mill.

The company has applied for a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to remove up to 22,600 cubic yards of material - about 1,900 dump truck loads - from a gravel bar that has built up in the river.

The growing gravel bar has reduced the flow at the intake structure that supplies water to the pulp mill and the adjoining Georgia-Pacific tissue plant. The reduced flow has also resulted in a concentration of the effluent from the two mills.

The Democrat Herald - Dredging could settle dispute over Halsey pulp mill waste

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