WINSCONSIN PAPER MILLS USING CHLORINE GAS

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WINSCONSIN PAPER MILLS USING CHLORINE GAS

 user 2007-08-21 at 10:56:00 am Views: 74
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    paper mills using chlorine gas
    August,
    2007, A new report from the Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group
    accuses two Wisconsin paper mills of putting public safety at risk.The
    report identifies paper mills in Wisconsin Rapids and Nekoosa that
    still use chlorine to bleach paper. WISPIRG advocate Bruce Speight says
    those two facilities would put the health and safety of at least 26,000
    people at risk, in the event of an accident or terrorist attack.

    Speight
    says that those companies should voluntarily stop using chlorine. If
    they don’t, WISPIRG is calling on Congress to require a switch to safer
    alternatives.Until that happens though, Wisconsin Paper Council
    President Jeff Landin says those paper mills are doing nothing wrong.
    Landin says the use of chlorine is still totally legal. However, he
    notes that many companies have already voluntarily made the switch to
    alternative bleaching methods. Those that continue the practice are
    doing so under tight safety and security procedures. Landin says more
    companies are switching their bleaching methods, as it becomes cost
    effective.