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Temple-Inland fined $3.3 million for 2011 chemical spill and fish kill at Louisiana paper mill

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Temple-Inland fined $3.3 million for 2011 chemical spill and fish kill at Louisiana paper mill

May 30, 2013 - 10:08
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BATON ROUGE, LA, May 30, 2013 (The Advocate ) -Temple Inland, which caused a major fish kill on the Pearl River in 2011 when it released pollutants from its Bogalusa paper mill, was ordered Wednesday to pay $3.3 million in criminal penalties, according to U.S. Attorney Dana Boente.

U.S. District Judge Ivan R. Lemelle also sentenced the Austin, Texas, company, a subsidiary of International Paper, to two years probation.

Black liquor, a byproduct of pulp production, flowed into the river in August 2011 when an evaporator at the paper mill became clogged, according to media reports at the time. The company didn't immediately report the incident.

The Advocate - Fish kill costs paper mill owner $3.3 million in fines

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