IP Explosion: Coast Guard Joins Cleanup Effort

January 31, 2017

The cleanup and remediation continue following the explosion just over a week ago at International Paper. And now the Coast Guard has joined the effort.

The Coast Guard National Strike Force is working to monitor any potential environmental impact. They are working directly under the United States Environmental Protection Agency  (EPA) to collect air, water and soil samples from across the area surrounding the Cantonment mill.

The monitoring includes the search for any possible impacts from a pulp and black liquor by-product blown across several neighborhoods during the blast.


2 Responses to “IP Explosion: Coast Guard Joins Cleanup Effort”

  1. Home owner on January 31st, 2017 10:18 pm

    They have been here all week, this is nothing new. And the EPA guy Chris out here is not helping any. He has an attitude when you ask questions.

  2. John Raifor on January 31st, 2017 8:00 am

    The National Strike Force is made up of multiple UCSG Units and the one working in Cantonment is the Gulf Strike Team from Mobile, Alabama

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