May 16, 2022 By P&PC Staff
Paper Excellence’s Howe Sound Pulp & Paper Mill in British Columbia was reportedly evacuated on the morning of May 12 for around two hours due to a gas leak.
In a social media post, the mill explained that there was a release of condensates (liquids related to its boiler operations) at Howe Sound Pulp and Paper. Therefore, as a precautionary measure, it had to be evacuated for around two hours.
The mill noted in its statement that eight of its employees were tasked to the hospital for observation after their exposure to the gases that the condensates release.
The mill stopped the leak in the morning of May 12. It is putting a solution in place to avoid a recurrence and is returning to normal operations.
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