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Ammonia Release

Posted on 31st October 2017 at 09:12

KapStone Paper and Packaging is reporting an ammonia release to Cowlitz County. Yesterday afternoon at 4:40 pm, KapStone got in touch with the Sheriff’s Office, reporting a “significant statistical release” of ammonia from the plant in the 300 block of Fibre Way, also saying that it was “ongoing” and was “previously reported.” They say that at least 662 pounds of ammonia had been released over a 24-hour period; just after 5 pm, another call came in from KapStone, saying that the release was “more than normal,” and that complaints about odors may come in. Notifications were made to county, state and federal officials.