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Oneida County Forestry Committee hears possible effects of Verso mill closure

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July 10, 2020 by Beckie Gaskill

County forestry director Paul Fiene spoke at the Oneida County Forestry Committee last week regarding the closure of the Verso pulp mill in Wisconsin Rapids. Fiene informed the committee several weeks ago the mill would be closed by the end of July. The closure, he said, will be indefinitely. He said the numbers he have heard vary, but he has heard this mill uses anywhere from 10-50% of the pulp statewide. He said his best guest would be in the range of 25%.

“If this mill remains clo...

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