FREDERICTON, NB, Oct. 18, 2016 (CBC) -An Edmundston pulp and paper mill has issued a public apology over several gas leaks with a full page ad in a local newspaper.
Beginning in June, the Twin Rivers plant released chlorine dioxide gas five times. The chemical is used to bleach pulp, and while the company said it posed no long-term health risks, several people in the community were alarmed.
The gas was accidentally released following mechanical failures caused by power outages. On one occasion in early September, emergency services responded when locals reported smelling the gas in the community center.
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