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Public hearing spurs robust turnout for and against Evergreen Packaging paper mill permit in North Carolina

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Public hearing spurs robust turnout for and against Evergreen Packaging paper mill permit in North Carolina

April 23, 2021 - 18:11
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WAYNESVILLE, NC, April 23, 2021 (Smoky Mountain News ) -State of residence was the most visible dividing line in an April 14 hearing on the proposed terms for a renewed wastewater discharge permit at the Evergreen Packaging mill in Canton. 

During the three-hour hearing, held online via Cisco Webex, 30 people gave the Department of Environmental Quality their thoughts on the matter, 16 against the permit and 14 in favor. All 14 supporters work or reside in Haywood County, and most of them were either mill employees or public officials. 

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