Neighbors sue owner of Old Town pulp mill, saying it ‘has never smelled so bad’

Neighbors of a pulp mill in Old Town are raising a stink about a foul, rotten-egg smell they say it’s been releasing – and now some are suing the mill’s owner over the odor.

Walter Demmons and Kirk Ramsay filed a class-action lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Bangor on Oct. 7, seeking an injunction that would require ND Paper LLC to stop the “noxious” emissions. The lawsuit also seeks compensation for damages that are unspecified but would total at least $5 million.

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