Weyerhaeuser pays $37K fine for air pollution over limits

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COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - Weyerhaeuser Co.'s Columbus pulp mill is paying a $37,500 civil fine for exceeding emissions limits during a 2013 test.

Based in Federal Way, Washington, Weyerhaeuser agreed to pay the fine to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.

A Nov. 24 order published by the department says that Weyerhaeuser's boiler exceeded limits for emitting fine particles.

Kent Walker, the site manager, signed the order on Nov. 10, agreeing to waive hearing rights and pay the fine.

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