International Paper gets stricter environmental guidelines; critics say not enough strict

International Paper employee, Chris Gray, works in the paper warehouse at the IP plant in Pensacola. © Tony Giberson/[email protected]

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A new slate of state-imposed operational rules will require International Paper to pay $190,000 in penalties, implement a $1 million environmental mitigation project and pay a $10,000 fine each time it fails certain water quality tests.

Still, critics say the terms amount to a slap on the wrist for the corporation, and they fear the new conditions will do nothing to prevent further pollution of Perdido Bay and its surrounding waterways.

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Source: msn

 

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