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Ruptured tank spills pulp at Mackenzie mill


February 22, 2011
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Production is idled indefinitely at the Mackenzie Pulp Corp. kraft mill in Mackenzie, B.C., after a 22-m tall tank in the bleach plant split open, spilling tonnes of pulp slurry into the facility.

Production is idled indefinitely at the Mackenzie Pulp Corp. kraft mill in Mackenzie, B.C., after a 22-m tall tank in the bleach plant split open, spilling tonnes of pulp slurry into the facility.

The mill reports that no one was injured, and the spill was contained in the bleach plant. According to media reports, one of the mill’s five towers split almost top to bottom. The incident occured on Feb. 16.

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The Mackenzie mill resumed operations last August after a two-and-a-half year shutdown.


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