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Operators Shutter Sole U.S. Chlorine-Free Paper Mill

11:30 AM MDT | October 26, 2009 | KARA SISSELL

Operators of the U.S.’s only chlorine-free paper mill say it will permanently shut down after being denied federal stimulus money that would have enabled it to remain in operation. Freshwater Tissue (Samoa, CA) had planned to convert the mill into an integrated tissue plant that would have used “valueless, disease stricken” wood as raw material to produce chlorine free toilet tissue. Use of the wood would have simultaneously removed a significant fire hazard from the area’s Redwood region, environmental groups say. Operators say the mill expected to find...


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