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Georgia-Pacific Plant Causes Michigan River Cleanup

Updated: 5 years ago.

Michigan is closing a one-mile stretch of river to clean up poisons from a Georgia-Pacific plant.

It will take more than a year to clean up that part of the Kalamazoo River in southwestern Michigan. In May, the Atlanta-based paper company agreed to pay $13 million to clean up industrial residues. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says sediment contains polychlorinated biphenyls.

It says contractors will use heavy equipment along the river and on two islands, making it dangerous for canoeists, kayakers and other boaters.

Dept. of Justice Link

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