Returning The Pigeon River To Its Pristine State

Your article "The next war between the states could be over clean water" (Top of the News, Dec. 16) omitted a seemingly obvious and vital ingredient: resolutions. You characterized tensions between North Carolina and Tennessee resulting from the discharge of treated wastewater by Champion International in Canton, N.C. These tensions reached a peak in 1989, when it appeared that regulations on the amount of natural wood color entering the Pigeon River from the Canton pulp-and-paper mill could curtail production and jobs at the facility.

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