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Maine pulp mill to pay EPA $126K to settle claims

1:32 PM, Mar 27, 2013   |    comments
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OLD TOWN, Maine (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency says a Maine pulp mill has agreed to pay $126,000 to settle claims it violated the terms and conditions of its discharge permits.

The EPA says Red Shield Acquisition LLC discharged processed wastewater and storm water from its Old Town mill in violation of the terms of permits issued by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. Red Shield does business under the name Old Town Fuel and Fiber.

The EPA says Red Shield also failed to adequately maintain control measures to reduce pollutants in the storm water discharges.

The agency says the company cooperated throughout the investigation and has completed some of the work needed to fix the problems.

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