Calling all “Mill Stink” Stories!

Send us your “mill stink” stories!

At PTAW, we have a request now and periodically get requests for stories about how the mill’s stink affects people, the effect that the mill’s fumes and other pollution has on our health and our experience of living here. We’d like to collect many, so that when a request like that comes up, we can share, omitting identifying information of course.

For instance, right now we’re working with a group that wants to illustrate with 1 or 2 personal stories, what people’s experience in terms of health has been from short or long term exposure to this kraft pulp mill’s fumes.

If you have something to say, please jot down your thoughts and send them to us at ptawdirector at zoho daht com, privately or publicly at our PT AirWatchers Facebook group, or via our “Contact Us” link at

It doesn’t have to be polished, it just has to be your experience! Rough notes are better than not sharing. We can expand and polish if needed.


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  1. Meg

    Thank God someone is looking into the ill effects from breatging these poisonous fumes. If we are breathinf it, it’s getting into our lungs. once in our lungs it gets into our blood and then all of our cells. The pond of gross sludge seems to be the culpit. Headaches, nausea and burning eyes are the side affects so many of us suffer from. It happens when the noxious odor fills our homes and it is not from smoke.

  2. Richard Vessey

    I am a resident of South Aberdeen and the air is getting worse from the Cosmo Fiber plant in Cosmopolis. My concerns and complaints to the Olympia Dept of Ecology have accomplished nothing. There is an elementary school within a few yards of the smokestacks but the mill provides 50% to 60% of Cosmo’s tax base. I feel sorry for the kids and those of us in Aberdeen that derive little or no benefit this privately held (Gores Group – Beverly Hills) organization. They should be ashamed of themselves but it is all about the money they make for the “Fund”.

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