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A proposal by Wisconsin Tissue to build a $180 million paper mill on the Roanoke River near Weldon has raised environmental concerns among biologists, environmentalists, and fishermen. The planned discharge of 9 million gallons of wastewater per day into the river threatens the river's booming striped bass population, which was declared recovered in 1997. A number of species also live next to the mill site. Wisconsin Tissue will submit an environmental impact study.
Wisconsin Tissue plans to build a $180 million paper mill on the Roanoke River near Weldon are on hold. Chesapeake Corp. has decided to sell controlling interest in Wisconsin Tissue to Georgia-Pacific Corp. The hold is welcome news to environmentalists, biologists, and fishermen who questioned placing the mill on the river. The river's striped bass population was restored in 1997, and the mill's planned discharge of nine million gallons of wastewater per day had a potential impact on the river's resources.