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Weyerhaeuser requests environmental extension


January 2, 2007
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Weyerhaeuser is appealing to Victoria’s Ministry of Environment for an extension to its particulate matter emission…

Weyerhaeuser is appealing to Victoria’s Ministry of Environment for an extension to its particulate matter emissions reductions.

According to a report by Kamloops This Week, Weyerhaeuser is seeking a five-year extension to an existing environmental permit that stipulates the mill has to reduce particulate emissions to 120 milligrams per cubic metre of emissions from 230 milligrams per cubic metre, by 2007.

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Kamloops This Week reported Kristin Dangelmaier, the mill’s environmental manager, as saying that the facility currently emits an average of 160 milligrams of particulate matter per cubic metre. Weyerhaeuser has asked the Ministry to extend the deadline to December 2012.

In order to reach the target, Dangelmaier says the mill will have to purchase and install new equipment, which is anticipated to come at a cost of several million dollars.

“We need to work with the new owner on options and technology,” Kamloops This Week reported her as saying in reference to the recently announced Domtar/Weyerhaeuser merger.


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