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Clearwater settles pollution case with EPA with $300,000 penalty, to invest $800,000 in controls at Lewiston, ID, mill

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Clearwater settles pollution case with EPA with $300,000 penalty, to invest $800,000 in controls at Lewiston, ID, mill

June 10, 2015 - 10:06
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SPOKANE, WA, June 10, 2015 (Local News) -Clearwater Paper Corp. has agreed to pay $1.1 million to settle allegations of federal Clean Air Act violations at its Lewiston mill.

The Spokane-based company will pay a $300,000 civil penalty and spend $800,000 on stricter pollution controls at the pulp mill, according to a negotiated settlement signed by the company, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice.

"We don't agree with EPA's reasoning. We don't believe that we were ever in violation of our air permit," said Matt Van Vleet, a Clearwater Paper spokesman. "But we agreed to settle rather than go through lengthy, expensive litigation."

Spokesman Review - Clearwater Paper settles pollution case for $1.1 million

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