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International Paper

Year Submitted: 2003

Process: Bleaching

Industry: Paper Production

Wastes Reduced: Air Emissions

Substance: Chlorine/Chloroform, and Dioxin

Location: Bastrop LA

No. of employees: About 1,100 Employees

Contact: Hal Morgan, Manager

Phone: (318) 281-1211



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Environmental Benefits:

The toxicity equivalency (TEQ) of Wham Brake fish tissue dropped from an average of 28.3 ppt in ’90 and ’91 to 6.ppt in ’96, 75% lower than the 25 ppt recommended by the FDA as an advisory level for limited consumption due to dioxin. Furthermore, chloroform air emissions dropped from 410,000 lbs in 1989 to below TRI reporting thresholds in 1995. Chlorine air emissions were virtually eliminated (39,000 lbs in ’88 but only 7 lbs in ’95). Dioxin is also non-detectable in the bleach process effluent.

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Details of Reductions

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Source: LDEQ
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