CATAWBA, S.C. — New Indy Containerboard has upgraded its website in an effort to provide more timely information to the public.
The paper mill, located in Catawba, SC, between Rock Hill and Van Wyck, has been the subject of more than 20,000 complaints and three class-action lawsuits regarding emissions from the plant, which is allegedly effecting the health of nearby residents.
The website, www.newindycatawba.com, has been redesigned to increase the information it gives to the public surrounding its mill. It now offers daily air emissions reports, public announcements and news about the facilities.
Features also include a map of daily air monitors overseen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, dating back to May 13, when the monitoring began.
The map also displays a daily graphic that measures the health of the mill’s retention ponds, which are believed to be the source of the emissions that have led to complaints.
The website offers a section that contains a description of the Community Engagement Group and recaps its meetings with paper mill officials.
The mill now has a Twitter feed, @NewIndy Catawba, and a question-and-answer section on its website, as well as a frequently-asked-questions section about the mill.