The Samoa Pulp Mill (Freshwater Tissue Co.) still has a valid Water Discharge Permit.  They are paying a reduced amount to keep it, although they cannot put anything out the outfall but pulp and storm water. According to the Water Board staff, they cannot transfer this permit to something else.  The equipment to make pulp is gone.  If they decided to build a new pulp mill, they would become a new source and would have to meet new more stringent standards.  It is unclear why Freshwater is paying to maintain the permit.  They have let their Air Quality Permit go.  It is not clear why Mr. Simpson or somebody writing in his name claim (on this blog) that they do not have the permit.

A note to those who have written on this blog about environmental violations from the past,  you can call the Regional Water Board and make it clear that you don't want your identity known and you have protection under whistle blower laws.  However, your identity may not be protected if it goes to court.

Ex
4/11/2011 05:07:59 am

"A note to those who have written on this blog about environmental violations from the past, you can call the Regional Water Board and make it clear that you don't want your identity known and you have protection under whistle blower laws. However, your identity may not be protected if it goes to court."

"Bob" will run U in circles. He gets paid to make the deal.And or administer the clean-up. Whatever. American Capitolism right ?

Just do valid testing ! OK !
Check well AO1-8 .It shows water table flow. From west to east under the machine room floor on to the bay.

No need to "BLOW the Whistle".

Just get EPA to do its mandate.

Thats that .I'm done with it
good bye .
Peace & Good luck all

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Bob Simpson
4/14/2011 12:35:36 am

EX,

Your story telling is prolific but your geography knowledge could use some improvement. You should consider becoming a fiction writer.

AOI-8, which stands for area of interest and monitoring well #8, is located on the southeast corner of the machine room building where the machine room connects to the baling room building. The source of the contamination is unknown and investigations continue.

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Ex
4/14/2011 03:11:09 am

YA see ,, he'll run U in circles.

# 8 "Southeast corner" U say.
AHH,,Gee dosent that put it at the east side of the mill like I said ? Dosent it show water table flow from the west to the east ?
Lets see in your words,,,
"The source of the contamination is unknown and investigations continue".
U know the source( the bleach plant) we all know the source.

Are U sure U want to screw with all the 49ers now ?

"Bullshyt "
The fiction here is that U ever intended to run the mill.

Now as I said in my last post I;m done with this.But dont try and make me out as a lier.We still meet (49ers).And we only want proper clean-up.


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Bob Simpson
4/14/2011 12:44:08 pm

Ex,

Do you understand that I have a vested interest in making sure our property is cleaned up? Unlike you, I have invested my time and money in this project. For the record, you are not a liar. You are just misinformed and misguided.

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Barry
4/18/2011 04:30:05 am

LOL,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.
Bob,
"Misinformed and misguided".,,, ?
Well there's an opinion ! We are all sure you have a vested intrest here. As did we.
Hmm,,,
"Misinformed and misguided."
Some of us would say,,thats been your intentions along.
Remember small town life here!Your "inercircles".Those are,our own families.

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Bob Simpson
4/18/2011 08:43:32 am

Barry,

You may recall, the pulp mill was closed in October of 2008. Freshwater acquired the pulp mill in February of 2009, right at the beginning of an economic melt down and a horrible pulp market. nevertheless, we took a shot and we were the only group willing to do so.

The AWPPW was offered an opportunity to be an owner. Unfortunately, the Union didn't have the financial capacity to invest and the Union leaders in Portland didn't have the means to participate.

I can understand your hardship and I am sorry for the predicament the mill closure has put Union workers and their families. But Freshwater's owners are not to blame and I am disgusted with any suggestion that we should. So if you want to point the finger and lay the blame then direct it towards China.

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Barry
4/19/2011 02:49:28 am

What I recall. You never had the money to run the mill. You bought with the intention of tearing it down.
No savior here. So dont put on like you tried to save the mill.

Ok so freshwater didnt make the mess.
But you own it . So go get your carpet bagging buck. And get off the high and mighty run the mill savior crap.

Any other company in the bizz, could have and would have run the mill at this point.

You did not have the money . You put it off as if it was everyones place to put up the money but you. Go and make a buck off the loss of and over 215 working Americans.

Sleep well

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Bob Simpson
4/20/2011 10:18:18 am

Barry,

You are as clueless and I find it pointless to debate with somone who has no skin in the game. Call Greg Pallesen or John Rhodes and ask them to educate you. They were provided all of our financial projections and balance sheet and unlike you, they tried to help. Take ownership of your problems and stop blaming others for trying to help.

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All your worth
4/21/2011 06:54:30 am

Barry
Tue, 19 Apr 2011 09:49:28
What I recall. You never had the money to run the mill. You bought with the intention of tearing it down.
No savior here. So dont put on like you tried to save the mill.

Ok so freshwater didnt make the mess.
But you own it . So go get your carpet bagging buck. And get off the high and mighty run the mill savior crap.

Any other company in the bizz, could have and would have run the mill at this point.

You did not have the money . You put it off as if it was everyones place to put up the money but you. Go and make a buck off the loss of and over 215 working Americans.

Sleep well

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