Verso to pay $650,000 for river cleanup

This file photo shows the former Verso paper mill at Luke. Steve Bittner/Times-News

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LUKE — The owner of the shuttered Luke paper mill agreed Thursday to pay $650,000 to clean up toxic pollutants that have been seeping into the North Branch of the Potomac River.

To resolve a pair of federal lawsuits over the pollution, Verso Corp. and Verso Luke LLC signed a consent decree with the Potomac Riverkeeper Network, which was represented by the Environmental Integrity Project and the Maryland Department of the Environment.

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Source: Cumberland Times-News

 

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