Weyerhaeuser clears the air
August 9, 2004 By Pulp & Paper Canada
Despite its failure to admit liability, Weyerhaeuser has agreed to pay $900,000 US to settle alleged violations of…
Despite its failure to admit liability, Weyerhaeuser has agreed to pay $900,000 US to settle alleged violations of federal and state air pollution laws at its pulp and paper plant in northwestern Pennsylvania. The company only acquired the plant after the violation notice had been issued. However, it also agreed to improve air pollution controls at its kraft pulp and paper mill in Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania.
The allegations purported that Weyerhaeuser made modifications to and operated two coal fired power boilers without the required upgrades to air pollution control equipment. Further complaints alleged the company didn’t obtain necessary state permits limiting sulfur dioxide emissions and violated the Clean Air Act standards for fossil fuel steam generating units.
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