- Associated Press - Friday, April 27, 2018

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Up to 150,000 gallons (567,800 liters) of corrosive liquid spilled from a Washington state mill, but has since been contained.

The Columbian reports that the spill happened Tuesday night at Georgia-Pacific Camas mill. Spokeswoman Kristi Ward said no one was injured and the spill was contained to the mill’s property.

Washington Department of Ecology spokesman Dave Bennett said there is no public health threat.

Ward said the material spill was black liquor, a waste product from the digestion process of converting wood into wood pulp. The mill burns the material in recovery boilers to generate steam.

Ward said a small amount entered the mill’s wastewater treatment system and was treated.



Bennett said “an undetermined quantity” of the material also reached some soil.

___

Information from: The Columbian, http://www.columbian.com

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide