Nine Dragons paper mill fined $100,000 over river spill

A U.S. subsidiary of Nine Dragons has been ordered to pay just over $100,000 after its Maine paper mill leaked over 31,000 gallons of pulping chemicals into a river in 2020 and 2022.

According to a pending agreement between ND Paper and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, the global paper company will pay Old Town, Maine $101,400 to help the city finish a $450,000 environmental project to replace a culvert and restore a stream in order to improve the local fish habitat. 

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