Earlier a letter was issued saying that Freshwater Tissue had to meet standards before they received a permit. "However, the applicable effluent limitations for BOD, suspended solids, and pH for bleached pulp must be met beginning on the effective date of the permit. (Charles Reed February 26, 2010) What could cause such a turnabout? It is clear that they received some sort of powerful pressure. The Governor would seem to be the only one with this kind of power. What does this mean for environmental standards in the State of California?
Mr. Bob Simpson spoke. He said it was just a little pollution and the ocean was big. He minimized the importance of the hexavalent chromium, arsenic, nickel, manganese and other toxic cancer causing chemicals that are already on the site. He indicated that he was against pollutin which seemed a little hypocritical since he was asking for a permit that allows him to pollute for three years. He further stated his concerns for the people of China. If was concerned that if we don't have the pollution here, they will have it in China. He has just come back from a trip to China. I wonder if he ran into David Tsang.
Somebody has to be concerned with such a clear assault on our environment. People keep saying it will never happen. The mill will never open again. I hope they are right, but the facts seem to point otherwise. Wake up Eureka!!!! Humboldt County!!! Fishermen!!! Surfers!!! People who worry about getting cancer!!! People who care about the ocean, global warming, the well being of animals in and near th