TOLEDO, OR, Dec. 26, 2019 (Local News) -The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality levied fines this month totaling $27,106 against the Georgia-Pacific Pulp and Paper Mill in Toledo regarding three separate incidents — two involving unexpected releases from the mill’s wastewater treatment system and one involving a lab testing issue.
Despite the fact that all three incidents occurred more than a year ago, DEQ just assessed the fines in December.
“We reported them immediately to DEQ, and then DEQ had to do their due diligence,” said C. J. Drake, public affairs manager for GP’s Toledo mill. He said any unpermitted release from the mill is a serious matter, but these incidents were entirely unintentional.
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