Domtar reduces emissions 68% over 7 years

By Doug Collins
February 22, 2016 - 11:24am Updated: February 23, 2016 - 12:03am

KAMLOOPS — One of this city's big industries will deliver some good news to Kamloops City Council on Tuesday, February 23. 

Domtar says it has reduced particulate emissions at the Mission Flats pulp mill by 68 percent over the past seven years.

The company says in its report that it has spent $35 million dollars over that time to utilize new technology to keep particulate emissions as low as they can be.

Some of the improvements are the result of the shutdown in 2013 of the sawdust pulp line, which has allowed the company to eliminate some old equipment that was part of the problem.

The report doesn't talk about the total amount of emissions from the mill, or the volumes that the reductions represent. 

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