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Blackouts affected mills


August 26, 2003
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Abitibi-Consolidated’s newsprint and specialty papers mill in Iroquois Falls, ON, was temporarily idled when a mass…

Abitibi-Consolidated’s newsprint and specialty papers mill in Iroquois Falls, ON, was temporarily idled when a massive power outage hit Eastern Canada and the United States on August 14.
The blackouts left the province of Ontario in unstable condition and as a preventive measure, Canadian pulp and paper companies decided to conserve energy.
Abitibi’s mill in Thorold, ON, run at a reduced rate.
Tembec idled its pulp mill in Smooth Rock Falls, ON, a newsprint mill in Kapuskasing, ON, its sawmills in Timmins, Cochrane, Huntsville and Hearst, ON.
Domtar temporarily shut down its mills in Espanola and Cornwall, ON, as well as a mill in Port Huron, MI. All Domtar mills restarted on August 16, expect Cornwall, which restarted on August 21.

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