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Monday, 31 May 2010

Pulp production in Baikalsk begins anew, polluting Baikal in its wake

The Baikal Pulp and Paper Mill made a test batch of bleached pulp in a system of open-water circulation, according to a factory spokesmen. The representative of BPPM did not specify when the plant willl start to boil the bleached pulp on an industrial scale.

The Mayor of Baikalsk Valery Pintaev reported that production of bleached pulp, which is the main pollutant of Lake Baikal, should begin "either today or tomorrow."
Earlier it was reported that the mill will start producing bleached pulp from the 31st May. The company received the necessary permits for work using an open-water circulation system on May 21.

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