To clarify a few things about the Health Risk Assessment mentioned below:

The 2006 Health Risk Assessment was done due to an abatement order.  It was supervised by a Louisiana Pacific employee who had previously worked for the mill.  Despite the fact that it was prepared by a company friendly to Evergreen Pulp, it did not give them a clean bill of health. It was suggested that hexavalent chromium provided the biggest danger of cancer and that tests should be done. Acrolein, listed as a serious problem below, was a WWI chemical warfare agent. When the article below was written, we didn’t know if follow up tests were done and just not reported.  The California air board wrote us and said that no, at least for hexavalent chromium, they hadn’t been done.   The mill kept operating for two more years.




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