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By Allan J. Bassler

Appvion Responds to Accusation of Spill


October 22, 2020

Appvion has responded to a charge from the Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) that its Spring Mill plant killed fish in the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River with a release of a chemical on Aug. 20 and 21, 2020.

In a letter dated Sept. 17, 2020, the DEP stated, “On August 27, 2020 the [DEP] responded to a report of a fish kill in the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River. During an investigation of the incident, dead fish were observed over a 4.5 mile stretch of the river that extended upstream to an area approximately 500 feet below the Appvion industrial wastewater treat...

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