Silver Valley Resource Analysis for Pulp and Paper Mill Feasibility Report uri icon



  • PAG Report 6 | Published October 1991 | Seven chapters prepared by ten authors analyze the non-mineral resources of this economically depressed area affected by heavy metal pollution from historic mining and smelting activity. A pulp and paper mill is not feasible in the 21-square mile Bunker Hill superfund site for three reasons: (1) the lack of water to dilute mill effluent during low flow periods, (2) questionable availability of wood fiber, and (3) potential liability for Superfund cleanup costs. PAG Issue Brief #3 provides information on the 2002 Brownfields Act that could provide some relief from Superfund liability to small business operators.

publication date

  • October 1991

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