I would suggest that this mill is a very bad investment. It has many hurtles to cross before it could possibly open.
*****The Water Board is asking it to do a costly cleanup of the mill site. The mill site is badly polluted with many cancer-causing chemicals.
*****Doesn’t the fine follow the property? Evergreen still owes $400,000 in fines to the Water Board. Doesn’t this have to be paid before they can start up and start getting new fines?
*****The mill has no Water permit.
*****What about all the improvements they were planning to turn the mill into a “green facility”? Is someone going to give them that much money?
******A “green “ tissue factory is a myth. It will still be a polluting kraft pulp mill unless they are willing to tear it down and start over.
*****The mill was built in 1965 and is old. It has never been able to operate in complete compliance with environmental laws. It has a history of violations and breakdowns.
*****Those of us who live near the mill will give them grief every step of the way and will attend all regulatory meetings to prevent them ever opening up again.