This morning at the meeting of the North Coast Regional Water Board
several citizens spoke during public comment on Freshwater Tissue Company's Water Permit and the concern that storm water was not being monitored as it was put into the ocean.  The information received from the Board was that the Water Permit has been revoked.
HOWEVER, according to staff in Santa Rosa, their Water Permit still stands. What is clear is that once Freshwater said it was not going to make pulp, board members stopped paying attention  allowing Freshwater to continue using the outfall pipe without testing for toxins.  It is our understanding that once the permit is revoked, Freshwater cannot put anything out of the outfall pipe. On hearing that a demolition was going on, one staff person (Katherine Kuhlman?) responded that she was not aware of the demolition and would look into it. 






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