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From Our Files (Oct. 13, 2021)


October 13, 2021

Oct. 14, 1971

Lester Shingle Co. began installation of its new chipper and chip storage bin, which will replace the mill’s use of a wigwam waste burner for wood byproduct waste.

An injunction was ordered against the mill due to the wigwam’s polluting effects.

The burners were banned earlier this year, but Lester Shingle Co. was granted variances that expired July 30. The Mid-Willamette Valley Air Pollution Authority filed the court complaint charging air pollution regulation violations.

Once the mill’s wigwam burner is shut down, it will mark the last of the burners to operate in the...

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