CHLORINE STILL IN KETCHIKAN?By Florian Sever
July 11, 2019
Does the City of Ketchikan filter the drinking water it provides to the public?
In years past, the Ketchikan Pulp Company brought tremendous amounts of chlorine into Ketchikan to bleach their pulp. Where did it all go?
Alaska Pulp Corporation did the very same thing in Sitka. APC imported 4,000 metric tons of liquid Chlorine into Sitka every month. Every bit of the chlorine the APC mill ever used, STAYED in Sitka. It all stayed in Sitka in the form of dioxin-contaminated "boiler fly ash", a by-product burning wastewater treatment plant sludge in the mill's Power Boilers.
ALL fly ash produced by APC went, either into the AIR , the MILL OUTFALL into Silver Bay , the ALASKA PULP MILL landfill , or the City of Sitka Municipal landfill. No fly ash ever left the airshed .of Alaska Pulp's mill.
Where did all the boiler fly ash from KPC go?
In both instances, the fly ash produced by these mills contained high levels of dioxin ... a proven cause of cancer and birth mutations in humans.
Ward Cove is heavily-contaminated with fly ash and dioxin. KPC's entire airshed is contaminated with fly ash and dioxin.
Is it even possible for Ketchikan's drinking water source to actually free from fly ash/dioxin contamination?
Received July 08, 2019 - Published July 11, 2019
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