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Georgia-Pacific Pipeline Draws Attention of Riverkeeper
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Georgia-Pacific Pipeline Draws Attention of Riverkeeper

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The St. Johns Riverkeeper is keeping a hot environmental issue on the front burner with a public forum to discuss a proposed Georgia-Pacific pipeline.

GP is proposing to build a four-mile pipeline to discharge waste into the St. Johns River from its pulp and paper mill operations in Palatka.   The Department of Environmental Protection is in the final stages of reviewing those plans.

"We are hosting this meeting to give the public an opportunity to learn more about this important issue," said Riverkeeper Neil Armingeon.

The group several weeks ago held a protest outside the offices of the Department of Environmental Protection in its ongoing effort to draw attention to alternatives.

Armingeon believes technology is available that would not require discharge into the river.

The forum is free and open to the public.  It will be held today starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Wyndham Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel located at 1515 Prudential Drive. 

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