According to Uruguayan sources, UPM doesn’t contaminate the Uruguay River
Argentina, August 20, 2011
Uruguayan media published the report of the Uruguay River Management Commission, which determined that UPM (ex Botnia), does not pollute the water, unlike Gualeguaychú’s Industrial Park.
The pulp mill effluent of UPM said that the waters of the Uruguay River are maintained within established limits, but the water coming from Argentina have residual contaminants.
The newspaper El Pais of Montevideo, reported that the tests conducted in Canada determined that the company does not pollute the river water.
Moreover, they claimed that the Gualeguaychú River is being polluted by the industrial park of the same name, as it barely overcomes legal limits.
However, Argentine sources claimed that UPM has exceeded the 30 degrees allowed, but Uruguayan scientists stated that the limit is 37 degrees. Apparently, the dispute will continue until final results are known.