Truckers, loggers lose business after paper mill explosion

A worker wearing a hazardous material suit hoses debris off a road near the Androscoggin Mill, Thursday, April 16, 2020, in Jay, Maine. A massive explosion at the mill on Wednesday spewed wood fiber and pulping liquor but resulted in no serious injuries. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Pixelle Specialty Solutions’ Androscoggin Mill is back in operation after a dramatic explosion but the loss of its pulp operation is going to hurt loggers and truckers.

Two of the mill’s three paper machines restarted last week but pulp is being provided from other mills for the time being, hurting the loggers and truckers who provided the raw material that’s transformed into paper.

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