According to the application for a permit from the Coastal Commission for the demolition of the Samoa Pulp Mill, 800 truckloads of toxins will be transported off site.  Each truckload will be about 40,000 pounds.  Some of the materials to be removed include asbestos, lead based paint, mercury, polychlorinatd biphenal ballasts,
freon, and nuclear materials from a gauge.  Some of the materials will be transported to the Eel River Disoposal located in Fortuna. 

Work in the machine room was scheduled to begin December 20.  The remainder of the work is scheduled to begin January 3, 2011.  The pulp mill building will remain intact.

While we are glad that the mill is going to be demolished a  (Merry Christmas to us), we hope that there is will sufficient caution and oversight of the handling of toxins.  

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