Company pleads guilty to charges from paper mill spill
Published: February 8,2013
Tags: bench, contaminater, court, ecosystem, environment, fasctory, fish, guilty, justice, kill, law, legal, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, mill, paper mill, plant, plea, pollution, wildlife
PEARL RIVER — A company that owned a Bogalusa paper mill has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from an August 2011 spill of pulp byproducts into the Pearl River that killed more than 500,000 fish.
Austin, Texas-based Temple Inland faces a maximum fine of $200,000 for its guilty plea to violating the Clean Water Act. The company faces additional fines for pleading guilty to violating the Refuge Act.
Sentencing is set for May 1.
Prosecutors say a clogged piece of equipment caused pollutants to overflow from a tank, ultimately flowing into the Pearl River before the facility was shut down.
The pollutants killed fish in the Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge northeast of Slidell.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
One Response to “Company pleads guilty to charges from paper mill spill”
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- UMMC reaching out after death of high school football player
- Former Godwin CEO Danny Mitchell dies at 66
- Thousands of acres of Delta farmland to go on auction block
- Tragedy for Jackson Prep: Football player Walker Wilbanks dies
- Northrop Grumman lands $354M Air Force contract for Global Hawks
- Gov. Bryant sets special election date for Senate District 17
- Board files suit against VA over release of patients' names
- City trying to determine who has authority to spend gaming money
- Mississippi sounds coming to Americana Music Festival & Conference