Tissue World Magazine
Alexandra Stuthridge, Technical Business Manager, BioProducts Institute (BPI)

An incident at St. Croix Tissue’s Baileyville, Maine-based tissue plant has resulted in a leak of more than a half million gallons of industrial wastewater spilling into the St. Croix River.

The spill occurred on 10 August when a pressurised wastewater pipeline cracked.

According to local reports, following the spill the mill temporarily shut down but has since resumed operations.

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is currently investigating the environmental impacts of the spill.

In 2016, pulp producer St. Croix Tissue started up its first PM at Baileyville, USA.

The tissue paper manufacturing facility is located next to its parent company Woodland Pulp, which is owned by Hong-Kong-based International Grand Investment Corp (IGIC).