Anthony Timberlands facing big penalties for incidents at Arkansas sawmills

By Virginia Pitts
The Malvern Daily Record
August 29, 2023
Category: Business & Politics
Region: United States, US East

ARKANSAS — Anthony Timberlands, Inc, (ATI) was recently struck with hefty fines that were proposed in relation to a fatal injury that took place earlier this year at the ATI sawmill in Bearden. The company is also facing a huge financial penalty related to violations of the Arkansas Water and Air Pollution Control Act last year at their Malvern facility. …OSHA proposed $218,759 in penalties against ATI for the violations found at the Bearden sawmill after the fatal incident. …In addition to the OSHA findings… the Arkansas Division of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) has proposed a civil penalty in the amount of $504,000 against ATI for violations found at the Malvern sawmill in relation to a faulty clarifier system, a discharge of contaminants into a local waterway, and an excessive accumulation of wood waste debris. Anthony Timberlands has 20 days to respond.

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