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Ex-Weyerhaeuser employee sentenced to prison for stealing more than $4.5 million from company

An ex-finance manager from Weyerhaeuser who stole over $4.5 million from the timber business has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison.

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Brazilian court suspends transfer of pulpmaker Eldorado to Paper Excellence

Paper Excellence already has a 49% stake in Eldorado and had sought the arbitration to be allowed to acquire the remaining stake, as determined by a 2017 sale contract.

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Cause of fatal Evergreen Packaging mill fire released, citations issued

A fire that cost the lives of two contractors during maintenance at Canton's Evergreen Packaging paper mill ended in hefty fines for two contractors.

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Verso to pay $650K to settle pollution claims at closed paper mill

Verso Corporation, owner of the now defunct Luke paper mill, agreed to clean up toxic waste that seeped into the Potomac River from the mill and pay the state of Maryland $650,000. The actions are part of a settlement to resolve lawsuits over the pollution.

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Sappi Skowhegan paper mill 'strongly disputes' lawsuit alleging fault for contaminating water wells

The Somerset County paper mill now the subject of a class-action lawsuit says it "strongly disputes" allegations that its facility has led to so-called "forever chemicals" contaminating a growing number of residential water wells in the Fairfield area.

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Kimberly-Clark fined $200,000 for claiming products 'Made in Australia'

The dispute over Eldorado began in September 2018, when billionaire brothers Joesley and Wesley Batista, owners of Eldorado and behemoth meatpacker JBS SA, canceled the sale to Paper Excellence.

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Paper Excellence wins arbitration to complete acquisition of Brazil's Eldorado, sources say

The dispute over Eldorado began in September 2018, when billionaire brothers Joesley and Wesley Batista, owners of Eldorado and behemoth meatpacker JBS SA, canceled the sale to Paper Excellence.

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Norbord fined $65,000 for 2018 worker injury

Norbord has been fined $65,000 for a 2018 workplace accident in which a worker was injured by a strapping machine.

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About 150 laid-off Ponderay newsprint workers granted federal assistance

About 150 Ponderay Newsprint Company employees laid off this summer were determined to be eligible for special federal benefits granted workers who have lost their jobs partially due to foreign competition.

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DuPont, Chemours in $4 Billion 'Forever Chemicals' Cost Pact

DuPont, Chemours and Corteva announced a cost-sharing agreement worth $4 billion to settle lawsuits involving the historic use of the highly toxic "forever chemicals" known as PFAS.

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State of Michigan takes enforcement action against Graphic Packaging

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) Air Quality Division is taking escalated enforcement against Graphic Packaging, according to a news release Wednesday, Jan. 27.

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Pollution trial of Canada-owned pulp mill opens in France

Fibre Excellence, owned by Paper Excellence which is headquartered in British Columbia, has been charged with "emitting polluting substances", notably heavy metals and nitrogen oxide gas.

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Union hopes Northern Pulp 'will do the right thing' and make pension payment

The union representing laid-off Northern Pulp workers says its members are "very nervous" but hopeful the Nova Scotia mill will pay nearly $3.7 million to cover a deficit in pension plans, including $342,000 due next month.

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Court upholds dismissal of Chemours lawsuit against DuPont

Delaware's Supreme Court has upheld a judge's dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that the DuPont Co. massively downplayed the cost of environmental liabilities imposed on spinoff company Chemours.

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Prattville, Alabama IP security guard reportedly finds racist note at work

A racist note reportedly taped to a window has fueled anger in Prattville, Union Springs and now Memphis, Tennessee.

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Court extends Northern Pulp creditor protection

Northern Pulp estimates it has enough money left to run until June. After that it will have to seek permission from the the court and its creditors to draw again on a $50 million financing facility set up by its parent company, Paper Excellence.

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Graphic Packaging issued violation from Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy over unauthorized construction

Officials say Graphic Packaging had begun to install equipment before the permit was approved, which is a violation of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended.

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Gorham paper mill files for bankruptcy

Gorham Paper & Tissue has filed for Chapter 11 reorganization at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.

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Aid package that saved N.S. paper mill goes before trade tribunal

Resolute Forest Products is seeking $100 million in damages from Canada, alleging $124 million in assistance from Nova Scotia's then-NDP government in 2012 transformed a failed operation into a market leader at Resolute's expense.

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City of Kalamazoo, Mich. reaches $5.4 million settlement with Georgia-Pacific and 3M over PFAS contamination

The Kalamazoo City Commission has voted to accept a $5.4 million settlement with Georgia-Pacific and 3M over PFAS contamination in the City of Parchment and Cooper Township.

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Claims about nooses, racial slurs and swastikas spark lawsuit against Sacramento PCA site

A federal agency filed suit against a packaging manufacturer at McClellan Park for allegedly tolerating virulent racial taunts against two Black employees who were so distraught by the discrimination that they ultimately left their jobs.

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Irving Pulp and Paper Mills Receive New Property Tax Assessments from Service New Brunswick

Turner Drake and Partners, Ltd. (property tax experts) recently reviewed all Eastern Canadian pulp and paper mill property taxes and confirmed that our New Brunswick mills were in the top quartile for taxes paid.

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Resolute's attempt to obtain confidential info from Port Hawkesbury Paper rejected

Nova Scotia regulators have rejected an attempt by Resolute Forest Products to obtain confidential business information from its paper-making rival, Port Hawkesbury Paper.

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USW backs thermal paper antidumping petitions filed by Domtar, Appvion

The petitions, filed by Domtar and Appvion, call for antidumping duties to be imposed on imports from Germany, Japan, Korea and Spain.

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Employment Insurance Changes Welcome, but Must Be Made Permanent - Steelworkers

The United Steelworkers (USW), representing more than 14,000 workers in the forestry sector, are welcoming recent changes to Employment Insurance (EI) that will make it easier for workers to access benefits - at least in the short term.

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