Cascade Pacific Pulp reaches environmental settlement over river pollution at Halsey, OR, mill

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Cascade Pacific Pulp reaches environmental settlement over river pollution at Halsey, OR, mill

April 15, 2013 - 09:25
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CORVALIS, OR, April 15, 2013 (Local News) -An environmental watchdog group has backed off its threat to sue the operators of a Halsey pulp mill over pollution in a Willamette River mixing zone after the company took steps to remedy the problem.

Willamette Riverkeeper and Cascade Pacific Pulp LLC announced a $20,000 settlement late Friday afternoon that resolves most of the issues in the dispute and calls for mediation of one outstanding point.

Under terms of the deal, Cascade Pacific pledged to move forward with a dredging project aimed at increasing the volume of water flowing through the mixing zone. The company also agreed to pay $10,000 toward Willamette Riverkeeper's legal fees and another $10,000 to help fund a floodplain restoration project at Green Island north of Eugene.

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