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24344
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The Pigeon River and the area around it has become vastly polluted as a result of industrial businesses. This article discusses the history of the river, how it became polluted, and the economic impact of such pollution.
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105
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The Pigeon River, a stretch of which has been called the most polluted in the country, is the subject of recent cleanup proposals. A proposed diversion of Cataloochee Creek could boost local economies with whitewater sports and better fishing.
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6978
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Pollution of the Pigeon River began in 1908 when a paper mill in Canton began dumping waste materials into it. Pollution became so bad that Tennessee sued North Carolina to force a solution. In the 1980s, the EPA intervened and gave the paper mill a timetable and a clear set of rules for cleaning up its discharge. Once considered a sewage ditch, the river is now on the rebound, and the improved water quality has encouraged biologists to reintroduce native aquatic species.
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36292
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A purported decline in overall paper use has not hurt business for Evergreen Packaging of Canton. The paper mill, established in the early 1900s, has a prominent place in the community, partly due to it being the county’s largest private employer. The business proves its keeping pace with the current ecologically conscious cultural climate through initiatives such as the coating on the material for its cup paperboard.