- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Administration buildings once used by International Paper in Adams County are being torn down.

The Adams County Board of Supervisors approved the demolition of the administration building and a library at the former IP site, which is now owned by the county.

“We are looking to remove some of those buildings that are no longer in use and have no use actually,” Board of Supervisors President Darryl Grennell told The Natchez Democrat (http://bit.ly/1nRcXLZ ).

“They have significant leaks and other issues that are beyond repair,” Grennell said.

International Paper closed the plant in 2003.

Grennell said John Tidmore/TDT Contracting will demolish the buildings at no cost to the county.

“They are going to come in and crush the material, the bricks and concrete, and they will use it to make a substrate that kind of acts like gravel that they use,” he said.

The company will also give the county 10 tons of the mixed substrate, Grennell said.

The county will put out separate proposals for scrapping the metal.

Some of the property’s larger structures will remain for the time being.

Adams County bought the former IP property in mid-2013 from Rentech, which had purchased the shuttered industrial site in 2008 with plans to construct a coal-to-liquid fuel plant.

Rentech’s plans never materialized.

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Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/

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