81°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Sun
84°
67°
90%
Mon
84°
67°
30%
Tue
87°
67°
10%
Follow our weather team on social media

Charges filed in Bogalusa paper mill spill

2 years ago December 27, 2012 Dec 27, 2012 Thursday, December 27 2012 Thursday, December 27, 2012 10:17:36 AM CST in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - The Justice Department has filed two criminal misdemeanor charges against Temple-Inland, the former owner of a paper mill in Bogalusa, for violating federal environmental laws.

The charges stem from a five-day spill of pollutants from the company's paper plant into the Pearl River in August 2011.

A bill of information filed in U.S. District Court in New Orleans on Dec. 20 says a "liquor" produced during the processing of pulpwood into paper pulp was discharged, resulting in the death of thousands of fish.

The Times-Picayune reports company officials have been summoned for an initial appearance and arraignment before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daniel Knowles III on January 31.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Radar
5 Days
Today
PM T-Storms
87°
70°
Sun
T-Storms
84°
67°
Mon
Isolated T-Storms
84°
67°
Tue
Partly Cloudy
87°
67°
Wed
Mostly Sunny
88°
70°