A letter on the Geotracker website dated June 10, 2010 from the Water Board to Louisiana Pacific and Freshwater Tissue Co. outlines costs incurred by the Water Board for administering the cleanup of the mill site. These costs will be billed to L.P. and Freshwater at a cost of $150 an hour. The estimated cost for 2010 and 2011 is $13,500. Results of the 2010 tests on the groundwater at the mill site are also on Geotracker including lists of dangerous chemicals many of which are above the reporting level.
We live here in West Eureka have been victims of Evergreen Pulp's pollution. Now Freshwater Pulp wants to start it up again. We would like to know your thoughts and experiences with this. Now that Freshwater is not going to reopen, we are concerned about the massive quantity of contaminants that have been dumped on the site. These sites usually leak into adjacent areas and people live 750 yards from the point of maximum impact, the most polluted point, a Hot spot. We are also concerned that the Marina center site be properly cleaned up and will continue to discuss other local issues here. However, we will not let the mill issue rest until we actually see the smokestacks go down and the site is cleaned up.