JAKARTA, Nov. 6, 2015 (Press Release) -The 2015 high intensity El Nino has brought about a prolonged and severe dry season throughout Indonesia. This condition is impacting the operation of Lontar Papyrus Pulp and Paper Industries (LP) based in Jambi province, Indonesia. LP is an Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) production facility.
"Pulp production requires a stable water supply, and this is the first time since the start of our operations that we are not able to rely on local water sources," said Aida Greenbury, Managing Director of Sustainability at APP.Read more
MONTREAL, Aug. 19, 2015 (Local News) -When looking for a solution to providing developing countries with clean drinking water, Teri Dankovich may have found the answer in a book.
The American chemistry researcher has helped develop a book whose pages can be torn out to be used as water filters. She calls it The Drinkable Book.
Dankovich says she came up with the idea while doing graduate work in Montreal.Read more
HALIFAX, NS, May 25, 2015 (CBC) -The owner of the Northern Pulp mill says the province's environmental conditions are "impossible to meet."
Paper Excellence Canada, the mill's owner, also says the conditions break the province's own established contracts with the company.Read more
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ST. JOHN'S NF, June 11, 2014 (Press Release) -The mill was shut down and the effluent flow from the pipeline stopped. Part of the investigation includes determining the source of the spill and how much untreated effluent went into the environment. The department has also hired Strum Engineering to conduct independent tests.
"Our first priority is to protect the health of residents and the environment," said Environment Minister Randy Delorey. "Staff are focused on identifying what damage has been done, and what Northern Pulp will need to do to clean up the spill."Read more
LIMA, April 8, 2014 (Press Release) -Nestlé and General Mills were among major businesses which today announced their commitment to the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS), alongside 27 other leading organizations including FEMSA Foundation, Water Footprint Network, WaterAid, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and The Nature Conservancy in promoting a global framework for sustainable use of the world's limited freshwater resources.Read more
BRUNSWICK, GA, Nov. 26, 2013 (Business Wire) - The Altamaha Riverkeeper (ARK) today gave notice to Rayonier, Inc. of its intent to file suit against the company for violations of the Federal Clean Water Act and the Georgia Water Quality Control Act. The violations relate to ongoing effluent discharges into the Altamaha River from the Rayonier Performance Fibers plant located in Jesup, Georgia.Read more
BRUSSELS, Nov. 21, 2013 (RISI) - Ence continues to improve the ecological footprint of its pulp mills. The firm just inaugurated a new Euro 11 million ($14.9 million) wastewater treatment facility at its Navia pulp mill in northeastern Spain.
According to Ence, a joint venture formed by Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies and Inelecma was commissioned to build the new treatment plant with a capacity amounting to 50,000 m³/day.Read more