Buckeye Pulp Mill: Overview

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Modified on 2009/10/14 21:40 by admin
Proctor & Gamble's Buckeye Pulp Mill in Taylor County has had a serious impact on Florida's Fenholloway River. The mill discharges 50 million gallons of wastewater into the Fenholloway each day. The dark green, chlorine-filled effluent released by the Buckeye plant is linked to dwindling aquatic life and mutated fish found in the river. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials are reviewing a Proctor & Gamble plan to pipe Buckeye's wastewater out into the open Gulf of Mexico rather than directly into the river. Environmentalists oppose the plan as they are concerned that the Gulf will become the next Fenholloway.

A 1990 Environmental Protection Agency study found that the Fenholloway river had dioxin levels 1,900 times greater than the agency's standard.

See your doctor if you live or work near the Buckeye plant or Fenholloway River and you have experienced serious health problems that you believe may be associated with the river. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.



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