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Mackenzie Pulp Mill in BC shuts NBSK pulp production after bleaching tower goes down; expected to lose 10,500 tonnes of output

SAN FRANCISCO , Oct. 10, 2012 (RISI) - 

The Mackenzie Pulp Mill in British Columbia had to unexpectedly shut down production on September 30 and it has remained idle since, after a vapor duct collapsed in its bleaching tower, RISI has learned. Workers at the 235,000 tonnes/yr northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK), unbleached kraft (UKP), and sawdust pulp mill are now working on repairs.

Mackenzie Pulp Mill had upgraded the mill's bleaching tower No. 10, increasing the number of evaporators from four effects to six effects and installing a concentrator.

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