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State OKs restart at mill blamed for fish kill

3 years ago August 29, 2011 Aug 29, 2011 Monday, August 29 2011 Monday, August 29, 2011 4:26:51 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - State environmental regulators have approved plans for operations to resume at a Bogalusa paper mill responsible for a massive fish kill in the Pearl River.

The Department of Environmental Quality said Monday that it had approved Temple-Inland's request for authorization to restart operations at the mill and to implement its start-up plan. DEQ officials say the mill will have to follow a plan that includes additional monitoring and added safeguards to avoid a repeat of an unauthorized discharge that led to the fish kill.

The start-up process is expected to take at least three days before the mill reaches full operation and production. The first treated wastewater discharge will be a little more than four days from the initial start-up.

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