In a letter dated June 18, 2012 that is posted on Geotracker, the Water Board outlines tasks that will need to be completed by their staff to "recover costs of investigation and cleanup of unregulated discharges adversely affecting or threatening to affect the state's waters".  One of the tasks that they outline is to "initiate public participation or risk assessment findings and draft (a) remedial action plan."  In addition they plan to "Encourage public involvement in remediation issues at critical points." and to conduct site inspections.
The cost to the pulp mill will be $19,500.

For the complete letter please go to the State of California Geotracker site under Evergreen Pulp.

Leave a Reply.