Temple-Inland Fined $3.3M For Mill Discharges Into River

Law360, New York (May 31, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal judge on Wednesday ordered Temple-Inland Inc. to pay $3.3 million in criminal penalties and serve two years of probation for contaminating the Pearl River with illegal discharges from its Bogalusa, La., paper mill, killing more than 500,000 fish.

The sentencing of Temple-Inland by U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle followed its guilty plea in February to one misdemeanor count of negligent violation of the Clean Water Act and one misdemeanor count of negligent violation of the Refuge Act. The August 2011 discharges of...
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