COLUMBUS — Weyerhaeuser Co.’s Columbus pulp mill is paying a $37,500 civil fine for exceeding emissions limits during a 2013 test.
Based in Federal Way, Washington, Weyerhaeuser agreed to pay the fine to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.
A Nov. 24 order published by the department says that Weyerhaeuser’s boiler exceeded limits for emitting fine particles.
Kent Walker, the site manager, signed the order on Nov. 10, agreeing to waive hearing rights and pay the fine.
BEFORE YOU GO…
… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.
If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.Click for more info