Culprit of 2011 Pearl Fish-Kill Seeks Renewed Permit

 


templeinlandpondsmallerAntiquated treatment ponds at the mill. GRN photo, flight courtesy of Southwings.Back in the Summer of 2011, the Temple-Inland Paper Mill in Bogalusa, LA dumped some really noxious “black liquor” into the Pearl River and killed hundreds of thousands of fish and other critters.  Since then, they have been bought out by International Paper and fined for some of the damage.  Now, they are applying for a new permit which is not really any more protective than the last one!

There are two upcoming public hearings, and it is important that the public come out and tell International Paper that their new permits should be more protective of the Pearl River and the creatures that live in it.

Hearing Details:

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Slidell (Slidell Auditorium, 2056 2nd St, Slidell, LA)

Tuesday, February 4, 6:00 p.m.

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Bogalusa (Bogalusa City Hall Courtroom, 202 Arkansas Avenue, Bogalusa, LA.

Thursday, February 6, 6:00 p.m.

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We hope to see you out at the hearings to speak up for the Pearl.


Matt is GRN’s Senior Policy Director

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