Domtar Mill odour complaints triple in 2016

By Vanessa Ybarra
April 8, 2017 - 9:05am

KAMLOOPS — Odour complaints may be up but Domtar Mill officials say emissions at the pulp mill have decreased significantly.

A report presented to city council earlier this week shows Domtar received 42 complaints in 2016, nearly triple the amount from 2015.

In the report, officials state 'One possible explanation is that when it comes to the human perception of odour, it is the presence of odour, rather than the magnitude of odour, that is the determining factor.'

According to Bonny Skene, Regional Public Affairs Manager with Domtar, odour emissions have dropped more than 70% since 2011.

She adds complaints vary throughout the years, with the average being six per month.



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