The photo in the header above was taken in early evening, after usual work hours. At first we thought it was a fire but it was coming from the mill. 
10/27/2009 11:50:39 am

I am compelled to correct incorrect statements so fiction does not become fact.

First, Evergreen produced a small percentage of bleached pulp in 2008. In fact, less than 10% of production.

Second, the end of the outfall line is a deapth of 110 feet.

Third, when making bleached pulp there is an increase in bio-oxygen chemical demand (BOD).

Fourth, the trade off of having secondary treatment, which we intended to install, does have its own issues. It will cause an increase in air pollution, it creates an odor, it increases the carbon footprint, and it produces one truckload of sludge per day, which in turn produces more carbon when trucked to a landfill. In fact, if you look at pollution from a hollistic sense, it might be wiser to avoid secondary treatment and reduce BOD with pre-stripping of condensates. That said, EPA is not allowed to evaluate pollution on a hollistic basis. Air & Water issues are managed by different divisions.

I hope this addresses your concerns.

10/28/2009 07:15:40 am

Our source is the State of California Regional Water Quality Board North Coast Region. They seemed to think it was a problem.

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