New-Indy monitors hydrogen sulfide levels

Containerboard producer starts website to offer information on hydrogen sulfide situation at its Catawba, South Carolina, mill.

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California-based New-Indy Containerboard says it is “working diligently” to address odor complaints from residents of York and Lancaster Counties in South Carolina and Union County in North Carolina. The complaints have focused on hydrogen sulfide at the mill, which uses wood fiber as its feedstock.

Stating it is striving to comply with directives of state and federal regulatory agencies, New-Indy says the company “and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are continuously monitoring levels of hydrogen sulfide at our Catawba mill and in several surrounding neighborhoods.”

New-Indy also has announced launching a dedicated website that is posting “daily reports explaining the EPA’s independent hydrogen sulfide data collection as well as information about our mill and public notices about operational changes.”

That website does not mention recovered fiber as being part of the mill’s furnish, stating instead it relies on wood fiber from South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.