Pulp mill two permits closer to opening

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The air and water quality permits needed to re-open the Cosmopolis Pulp Mill have now been approved by the state Department of Ecology. Full Story
joe blatner

Portland, OR

#1 Aug 9, 2007
I hope this happens, this mill is vital to the region, a good neighbor, and an excellent employer.
I've done business with them for years, and they are very responsible, and a top quality mill, that would be truly missed if not re-opened.
Mariner

Mercer Island, WA

#2 Aug 22, 2007
Let's all keep our fingers crossed !
dying from dioxins

AOL

#3 Feb 16, 2010
This pulpmill needs to be torn down. We have been exposed to vast amounts of carcinoginics for many years.....this community needs to push forward for positive change with clean industry and not except the same ole same ole. Most people don't even know what chemicals they have been exposed to and their cosequences. We need to address this ignorance by learning the truth about what a dirty and deadly industry this is. Many other communtities have stepped up to the plate and said no more. The track rate of the pulp industry speaks for it self....read up on it and know the truth and you too will say hell no not in my back yard
TEC

Seattle, WA

#5 Mar 17, 2010
dying from dioxins wrote:
This pulpmill needs to be torn down. We have been exposed to vast amounts of carcinoginics for many years.....this community needs to push forward for positive change with clean industry and not except the same ole same ole. Most people don't even know what chemicals they have been exposed to and their cosequences. We need to address this ignorance by learning the truth about what a dirty and deadly industry this is. Many other communtities have stepped up to the plate and said no more. The track rate of the pulp industry speaks for it self....read up on it and know the truth and you too will say hell no not in my back yard
Really, who is "we", and "where" do you speak?
joe blatner

Portland, OR

#6 Jun 15, 2010
dying from dioxins wrote:
This pulpmill needs to be torn down. We have been exposed to vast amounts of carcinoginics for many years.....this community needs to push forward for positive change with clean industry and not except the same ole same ole. Most people don't even know what chemicals they have been exposed to and their cosequences. We need to address this ignorance by learning the truth about what a dirty and deadly industry this is. Many other communtities have stepped up to the plate and said no more. The track rate of the pulp industry speaks for it self....read up on it and know the truth and you too will say hell no not in my back yard
People that say the above but are afraid to put their name are just anti-business, and would like us all to live in the middle ages. Go wipe your a-- with plastic.
Grant Haynes

Long Beach, WA

#7 Jun 17, 2010
I lived in the shadow of a stinking pulp mill once in Florida. That was enough for me. I would NEVER situate myself closer than 100 miles from a pulp mill. Not only are they poisonous, but they are also an affront to human dignity. Who the hell wants to spend a lifetime smelling those horrible fumes, 24/7? Yeah, I would use plastic--or a corn cob--to save one community from a pulp mill.
Grant Haynes

Long Beach, WA

#8 Jun 17, 2010
Deadline passes without pulp mill deal
Posted By John Gillie on February 18, 2010 at 8:34 am Share this

The deadline for an investor to find financing to reopen the former Weyerhaeuser pulp mill in Cosmopolis has passed without that investor acquiring the mill.

Aberdeen's Daily World reports that Richard Bassett was unable to find funding to reopen the mill within the 120 days Weyerhaeuser had given him.

But the company says the door is still open if Bassett locates investors.

Bassett's Charlestown Investments has been trying for nearly three years to reopen the mill, which closed in 2007. Bassett said he's still actively searching for investment money to get the mill back on line

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Bassett is the kind of amoral investment capitalist the world needs less of. Is he going to live down the road from the stinking mill?
Phil Ward

Seattle, WA

#9 Sep 1, 2010
Grant Haynes wrote:
I lived in the shadow of a stinking pulp mill once in Florida. That was enough for me. I would NEVER situate myself closer than 100 miles from a pulp mill. Not only are they poisonous, but they are also an affront to human dignity. Who the hell wants to spend a lifetime smelling those horrible fumes, 24/7? Yeah, I would use plastic--or a corn cob--to save one community from a pulp mill.
I seriously doubt you would wipe with those products except in an emergency. A tissue mill produces tissue, a pulp mill produces product for other industries like; photo paper, plastics, cigarette filters(yaya), pharmaceuticals(binder for your pills), filter media for apple juice, thickener for ice cream(cellulose fiber in the ingredients).
this plant is a Sulfite process which does not smell quite so bad as a Kraft Mill.
martig

Richmond, VA

#10 Sep 16, 2010
Grant Haynes wrote:
I lived in the shadow of a stinking pulp mill once in Florida. That was enough for me. I would NEVER situate myself closer than 100 miles from a pulp mill. Not only are they poisonous, but they are also an affront to human dignity. Who the hell wants to spend a lifetime smelling those horrible fumes, 24/7? Yeah, I would use plastic--or a corn cob--to save one community from a pulp mill.
Slaughter houses stink. Do you eat beef. Chicken & Pig farms stink. Do you eat pork or chicken. If I were to go to your home or business, would I find paper towels, toilet paper, books?

Rather hypocritical, I think.
dthomps

Everett, WA

#11 Oct 3, 2010
Having worked in and around pulp mills for many years, the horrible stench is a result of older mills without the technology additions. If you doubt that -think Everett, and even Tacoma. Living near a farm is much more smelly these days....to you environmental tree hugging wackos -get a life, these mills produce products YOU depend on and provide great jobs for people. You KILLED the paper industry (sending it to China essentially) and blame the corproations for the mess YOU created. Then you killed the fishing industry -yes sending this too to China and Asia...whats next?
Terry Wagner

Longview, WA

#13 Oct 7, 2010
I would love to find out who the local contacts are for this place- I was a contractor at that mill for years and I'm assuming the people I worked for there have moved on. Sounds like the dept. of ecology just approved the discharge permits too- good news for the area!

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