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Pulp mill UPM waiting for a reply from Mujica on its production expansion request

Friday, September 27th 2013 - 08:04 UTC
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Uruguay’s largest pulp mill UPM announced that it will be making final checks of the plant’s equipment in the rest of the week, following on annual maintenance work, but production is not scheduled to resume until the Finnish company receives a reply from President Jose Mujica regarding the output expansion request. Read full article

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  • Conqueror

    Oops. Argieland wanting to interfere in another state's internal affairs again. Does it have a problem with understanding that the pulp mill is in URUGUAY? It wants Uruguay to wait until after argieland's mid-term elections. Why? Does the whole argie government come to a halt? How come argieland didn't tell Judge Griesa in New York to delay his ruling until after the elections? Has Gualeguaychú and the argie government forgotten that the pollution was determined to have come from Gualeguaychú? Is it that Gualeguaychú hates looking across the river and seeing something successful? Then don't look! Any self-respecting country would tell argieland to get knotted. Come up with valid objections NOW or the increase in productiion will go ahead. All the environmental evidence says that the mill is currently operating well within international environmental norms. And it would be hard to find any country more concerned about environmental protection than Finland. And a Finnish company is about to suddenly drop its standards?

    Sep 27th, 2013 - 12:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    “All government primary and secondary school students together with teachers and parents will sing the Argentine national anthem and then a delegation from each school will express their right to live in a clean healthy environment, according to the local media”

    But which country will allow them to settle in this “clean and healthy” place because The Dark Country doesn't have anywhere on their side of the Plate.

    You cannot blame the children but you CAN blame what laughingly passes for a teacher in the arsehole of BsAs.: Entre Rios province.

    Now we have the most environmentally compliant pulp mill in the world having to stand idle because the Coward of the Country, our vainglorious “president” old Pepe la puke himself, shitting his britches because of TMBOA. You really, really, couldn’t make this crap up.

    Apparently, he was shot five times when he was a terrorist: somebody needs to shoot him with something that will do the job properly, like now!

    Sep 27th, 2013 - 05:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Argentina has grave concerns about the environment...

    ”Neighbouring Entre Rios province, linked to Uruguay via the San Martin bridge, is a stronghold of President Cristina Fernandez and she has no intention of annoying local voters, many of whom oppose the pulp mill alleging (yet to be proven) water and air environmental damage.“

    ”On Friday Gualeguaychú will be celebrating “White Call” Day organized by the Citizens Environment Assembly one of the most radical groups opposing the UPM (former Botnia) pulp mill. All government primary and secondary school students together with teachers and parents will sing the Argentine national anthem and then a delegation from each school will express their right to live in a clean healthy environment, according to the local media”

    Maybe they should clean up their own backyard first:

    http://youtu.be/M2PVvQeht9o

    Sep 27th, 2013 - 07:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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