Domtar’s Kamloops, BC, pulp mill received 42 odour complaints in 2017, but did not exceed discharge limits

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Domtar’s Kamloops, BC, pulp mill received 42 odour complaints in 2017, but did not exceed discharge limits

March 05, 2018 - 21:11
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KAMLOOPS, BC, March 5, 2018 (Local News) -The Domtar pulp mill was the subject of 42 odour complaints last year, with about a quarter of them resulting from an incident last February that led to a stench being reported throughout the city.

On Feb. 18, 2017, reduced sulfur gases were “vented into the atmosphere” when air and water systems went down after a ground fault at one of the mill’s power poles. In its annual air report, Domtar said provincial and community authorities were immediately notified. It received 10 complaints stemming from the incident.

“Corrective actions implemented following the event have been effective at preventing a recurrence,” the report states, though it does not disclose what actions were taken.

Kamloops This Week - Domtar received 42 odour complaints in 2017, but pulp mill did not exceed discharge limits

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