Bogalusa paper mill faces criminal charges

Bogalusa paper mill faces criminal charges

Bogalusa paper mill faces criminal charges

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Posted on December 27, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 17 at 5:26 PM

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NEW ORLEANS -- A Bogalusa paper mill was charged with two criminal misdemeanors for a causing a huge fish kill on the Pearl River in August 2011.

Temple-Inland was charged with one count of negligent Clean Water Act violation and one count of National Wildlife Refuge System violation. 

The Austin-based company that runs a paper mill in Bogalusa admitted their pipeline in Washington Parish discharged a toxic substance called “black liquor” into the river.  A massive fish kill followed littering the Pearl River.

An initial hearing and arraignment is scheduled for Jan. 31, 2013 at 2 p.m. before Magistrate Judge Daniel Knowles.

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