Ball Packaging must help cover costs at Marathon Pulp
As a former owner of Marathon Pulp, Ball Packaging is now among the companies that will share responsibility for the environment clean up in Marathon, Ontario.
The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has found Ball Packaging was responsible for discharging mercury and dangerous PCB chemicals into Lake Superior when it owned the mill (prior to 1983).
Ball Packaging is now based in the U.S. The MOE wants the company to provide financial assurance that they will assist in the environmental clean up, in the form of $6 million.
Ball Packaging has 30 days to consult with their lawyers and to formulate a plan clean up the pollution.
Former Marathon Pulp owner ordered to cleanup (TbNewsWatch)