News | May 7, 2012

Groups Reach Agreement in Canton Paper Mill Controversy

Establishing stricter limits on the temperature of the wastewater discharged into the Pigeon River from the paper mill in Canton, North Carolina, has enabled five conservation and river advocacy groups and downriver Cocke County, Tennessee, to reach an agreement with mill owner Blue Ridge Paper Products and the North Carolina state agency that issued the mill’s permit to discharge into the river. Read more in the press release.