Freshwater Tissue Co. received a permit to discharge wastewater into the Pacific Ocean on July 15, 2010 with the provision that they will not discharge anything for 90 days while they secure financing.  Along with the permit, a Cease and Desist Order was issued that gives them 23 deadlines.  If they miss any of the deadlines, their permit can be revoked.  An appeal to the permit has been filed with the State of California Water Board by the League of  Eurekans Against Pollution (L.E.A.P.).  It is now in the hands of the State Water Board to protect
the Ocean, the environment and the people and animals of Eureka and the surrounding area.
Bill
7/29/2010 07:00:07 pm

This is great news! They shouldn't be allowed to proceed if they aren't up to code.

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Agent-C
7/30/2010 01:34:13 pm

The State Water Board unanimously voted to approve the NPDES permit to allow Freshwater Pulp to start the mill. Hardly a good argument for appeal.Your gonna find when the mill runs brown stock only.That it comes in under all limitations set up by the EPA. Or up to code as you say. And the CDO is set up for the testing of the new ODS .

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Bill
7/30/2010 05:20:42 pm

Hey Agent C,
What does C stand for?
Cancer?

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7/31/2010 02:27:02 am

The State Water Board did not approve the Water Permit. It was the North Coast Regional Water Board. Their decisions can be appealed to the State Water Board.

Mr. Simpson has said before the Regional Water Board that he cannot meet the standards of the Clean Water Act without the treatment plant which is due to be completed in 2014. They will not be in compliance with E.P.A. standards until 2014 at the earliest.

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Miranda Blakely
8/2/2010 08:41:57 am

Thank God there is an appeal of the permit! I hope I never have to smell that horrid smell again!

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Agent-C
8/2/2010 12:00:42 pm

Do you feel the grip on your argument slipping away. Because everyone else does. With a LOL,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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dedicated westender
8/2/2010 06:33:49 pm

No, I feel the grip on your argument slipping away.

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Dubya
8/3/2010 12:31:38 am

What I want to know is how is the mill outfall being kept open? Freshwater has a pollution discharge permit from the regional water board in order to maintain and test the pulp mill, but the HBMWD has cut off all their water, even the small amount that they were sending in order to keep the outfall open.

So who is providing the water or wastewater that is keeping the outfall line open? Is it DG(Fairhaven power? Does DG power have a discharge permit? Is this whole operation illegal?

Is Fairhaven DG still owned by Simpsons partner Nolan and if so how does this figure into the whole scenario. Looks like more than one back is being scratched.

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8/3/2010 01:06:44 am

Excellent questions Dubya. We don't know all the answers, but do know that the Cease and Desist Order does not give them permission to disharge anything but storm water until October 13, 2010. They requested a 90 day delay in all deadlines so they could seek funding. They agreed not to discharge wastewater until that date.

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T.P
8/3/2010 01:21:24 am

West;
Best addmission ever.
"We don't know all the answers,"
You guys don't know Jack Shit.
And thats exactly why the mill is gonna start up. Because the people that "KNOW, know. And thats that .
Simple the mill isnt some evil place .Its just your crazy pot head bull you want everyone to grab on to ,,And its not working.
LOL<<<<<<<<<<<<Sorry but F-U ,,And the real world turns,,,,,,,,,

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Agent-C
8/3/2010 01:33:20 am

HA.HA,,,,,,,,
We will see !

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Miranda Blakely
8/3/2010 02:03:25 am

TP, first of all, the individual that sounds like they hit the weed a bit too much, is you. Was that a rebuttal? I'm missing your argument FOR the mill other than accusing strangers who have better english than you of being potheads.
You may be able to ignore the scientific facts as you clearly can not put a sentence together, but the environmental legacy that the last stint of the pulp mill left us with resulted in enormously high rates of cancer in Humboldt, elevated levels of asthma bronchitis, hospital visits for the elderly, and often soot in the mornings on my car from particulates. The real world turns on scientific fact, not name calling, or making believe because you think the mill will help the economy or your pocket book. The future for our economy is in green energy whether you like it or not. The mill is a dinosaur from an age that didn't consider air quality as essential to the quality of life. Back then cigarettes were considered healthy by our surgeon general. The times have changed, and we must move forward as a community protecting Humboldt's greatest asset: it's nature and clean air.

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T.P
8/3/2010 05:52:52 am

Miranda'
Come around and read ,,and post a bit more offten. Then maybe you can jump in with some off the cuff cut up like that . 2 years the posting issues have been spoken to. they know the games here on this thread. If you dont, well sorry.
P.S
Its stuff like calling the mill a "dino"
Proves YOU dont understand any real fact about the mill.
Look it up,,,Its top of the heap ,,FACT.
Also I am stoond !
Kinda funny hey .I've done more I'm sure them even this site to help or earth . BUt hey ,,,MILL suck,, mill Bad,,, You fricken pariots,,,
Have a nice day,
Peace out

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T.P
8/3/2010 05:55:01 am

And if my bad spellin and grammer all you got .Well,,,LOL

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Dubya
8/4/2010 03:30:13 am

It is entirely possible that Freshwater is discharging totally illegally at the moment then. Some one should tell the water board before they get really embarrassed. Maybe the water board should send out an inspector. Maybe the DA should investigate illegal pollution. Maybe Simpson should explain how he is keeping the outfall open - legally.

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8/4/2010 04:15:29 am

Looking at documents on Fairhaven we found that they were fired $165,000 for filing reports to the Water Board late. They paid $75,000. For the rest of the fine they agreed to a Supplemental Enforcement Plan to improve wetlands and to redirect treated wastewater discharge from the outfall to a land discharge location. The project is supposed to be finished and a final report filed by December 2013.
They may still be discharging into the ocean. We will see what else we can find out.

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R
8/4/2010 07:15:37 am

westeureka, is there an email address that one could write to you without posting directly on the blog?

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T.P
8/4/2010 11:58:45 am

OMG ,,reaching a bit .

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Plaintruth
8/4/2010 12:04:46 pm

The mill will run Brown stock only,,,
Simpley,,,Brown stock is and always has been able to run in compliance,,,,, Argument over ,,,,,,,Fact.

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Tin Cup
8/4/2010 01:31:52 pm

I love to read of all the drama and speculation in regards to Fairhaven Power. Anyone bothered to check with them? I know them to be good people. Here's what I do know: Don Nolan has never owned it. They have their own discharge permit and have used the pulp mill's outfall line since 1986. They have paid a yearly fee to all the owners of the pulp mill for the use of the outfall line. True, they are planning on creating a permanent wetland on their property with what now goes into the ocean.

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8/4/2010 04:36:50 pm

The e mail address for People Against the Samoa Pulp Mill is westeureka@yahoo.com.

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8/13/2010 01:33:42 pm

Courtesy costs nothing.

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8/22/2010 11:10:32 am

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the silent trees

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8/22/2010 11:10:38 am

sorrow is hushed into peace in my heart like the evening among
the silent trees

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8/25/2010 01:42:58 pm

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8/25/2010 05:45:45 pm

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8/27/2010 03:10:44 pm

Does this have anything to do with Fairhaven Power or with the pulp mill, I cant tell with all the DG hating around here. Two seperate companies.

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9/7/2010 04:30:30 pm

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