Arkansas sawmill temporarily shutting down due to community concerns

By Juslissa Garza
January 6, 2023
Category: Business & Politics
Region: United States, US East

MALVERN, Arkansas — Anthony Timberland is shutting down operations temporarily after neighbors in Malvern allege dangerous chemicals are hurting their land and their livestock. Residents who live in the neighborhood close to the sawmill are asking for answers and said they’ve been dealing with this for too long. “A discharge of hydraulic fluid,” Malvern resident Kathleen Cole said. …Anthony Timberland disputed the claims in a memo to employees and said that petrochemicals are flowing into the water supply. “By the time our stormwater discharge reaches town creek, then Chatman creek, our discharge accounts for only a tiny fraction of the water in those streams; not enough to sicken a mouse, much less kill a cow,” Anthony Timberland Incorporated said in a statement. Community members hope that by coming together they can get answers.

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