Glatfelter Paper Plant in Spring Grove reveals cause of odd odor

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YORK COUNTY, Pa.– The Glatfelter Paper Plant in Spring Grove has revealed the cause of the odd odor that encompassed much of York this morning.

The plant, located on Main Street in Spring Grove, reportedly experienced an equipment malfunction that has since been fixed.

Glatfelter has released this statement on the incident:

“This morning Glatfelter experienced an equipment malfunction in a venting collection system.  Although all standard operating procedures were correctly followed and the malfunction was corrected in a timely manner, it caused an unpleasant odor in the community surrounding our Spring Grove, PA facility.  This odor is not harmful to the public, and it is not natural gas.  It is an odor that is associated with the pulping process.  Glatfelter’s operations remain well below the venting limits established by the US EPA and PA DEP.  Further, Glatfelter’s operations are in compliance with all laws and regulations.”


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