The former Smurfit-Stone Container pulp mill covered 3,200 acres south of Frenchtown before it was closed in 2010.
The company owner responsible for cleaning and redeveloping Frenchtown’s former pulp mill has been convicted of failing to complete a similar project in Canada, and will be sentenced Tuesday.
CBC News reported Monday that a Canadian provincial court found Bathurst Redevelopment Inc. was guilty of violating the Clean Environment Act for its inaction at the former Smurfit-Stone Container pulp mill in Bathurst, New Brunswick. The conviction carries up to $1 million in fines.
Bathurst Redevelopment Inc. is a Canadian subsidiary of Green Investment Group, the same Illinois-based corporation that created M2Green, which is the lead party responsible for Frenchtown’s former Smurfit-Stone mill site.