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Company pleads guilty to charges from paper mill spill

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 ...

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Company that caused fish kill discharging wastewater

PEARL RIVER — State environmental regulators have approved Louisiana-based paper producer Temple-Inland Inc.’s request to begin a limited wastewater discharge from its water treatment system in order to reduce water levels in its stabilization basin. Authorities say doing so will allow for rainfall and cooling water at the plant and prevent an emergency discharge in the event of a surprise ...

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Investigators: Mill might be responsible for fish kill

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — Authorities are trying to determine if a paper mill in Bogalusa, La., was the source of contamination that caused a large fish kill on the Pearl River, an important river for the threatened Gulf sturgeon, an ancient fish species. Yesterday, investigators with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality said they had inspected the Temple-Inland Inc. paper plant ...

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