"This Just In" piece detailing problems with the biomass boiler at the Old Town
"This Just In" piece detailing problems with the biomass boiler at the Old Town Georgia-Pacific (G-P) paper mill. Four hundred jobs were lost May 15 when the mill shut down after Governor John Baldacci failed to find a buyer for the facility. According to state officials, the boiler hasn't worked correctly since it went into operation last year. Robert Burns, spokesman for G-P, maintains that the boiler is operating in compliance with start-up permits with the state. David Littell, commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection, said there are problems with the boiler, as well as air pollution issues relating to the mill's pulp processes. Other critics claim that the only winner in the elaborate 2003 save-the-mill deal is Casella Waste Systems, which was able to open a landfill that, under state law, it would not have been able to have by any other means.
Tapley, Lance, ""This Just In" piece detailing problems with the biomass boiler at the Old Town" (2006). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 2603.