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EPA Orders Paper Mills To Clean Up Wisconsin River

Law360 (November 15, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Frustrated by the inaction of paper companies along the Fox River in Wisconsin, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday handed down an order establishing clear deadlines to accelerate the estimated $390 million cleanup.

The Lower Fox River, located in northeastern Wisconsin, has 12 dams and includes the highest concentration of pulp and paper mills in the world. During the 1950s and 1960s, the paper mills routinely used toxic organic pollutants called polychlorinated biphenyls, which ultimately contaminated the river.

Paper companies NCR Corp., Appleton Papers, Georgia-Pacific...
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