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January 28, 2019

Posted  January 28, 2019

P.H. Glatfelter Company will pay $20.5 million to reimburse the Environmental Protection Agency for past costs and natural resource damages and future government costs of overseeing one of the nation’s largest cleanup projects at Wisconsin’s Lower Fox River and Green Bay Site. Glatfelter also agreed to take on responsibility for long-term monitoring and maintenance activities required by the EPA. The cleanup work will reduce the risks to humans and wildlife posed by polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in bottom sediment of the Fox River and Green Bay. Paper companies like Glatfelter and Georgia-Pacific contaminated the sediment when they made and recycled a particular type of PCB-containing “carbonless” copy paper. DOJ

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