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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Putnam paper mill pipeline into St. Johns River a concern

Published 8/18/2008 - The Florida Times-Union
Plans for a wastewater pipeline from a Putnam County paper mill to the St. Johns River have put new attention on research indicating that years of paper production in Northeast Florida left a troubling environmental legacy on the river bottom in Jacksonville.

This summer, the mill said that $200 million in equipment upgrades failed to make its discharge pure enough to pass clean-water standards in the creek, which is too small to dilute the wastewater.

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