As Domtar continues to make progress toward resuming normal operations at the Kingsport mill, the company will be conducting periodic steam releases around the clock beginning this week.
The steam releases will take place between Sept. 26 and Oct. 9.
Domtar officials say steam releases are necessary to clean contaminants and debris out of newly installed steam pipes. The mill has designed and installed temporary silencer systems, so the noise should be minimal.
The steam releases are planned and necessary to ensure the mill machinery is operating properly.
Domtar undertook a $350 million renovation and expansion project last year to convert the Kingsport facility from manufacturing office paper to containerboard. Domtar plans to resume operations at the Kingsport mill later this year.
For more information about the conversion project, please visit www.domtarpackagingkingsport.com.