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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Making paper

Here is a large paper mill which produces huge amounts of air and water pollution. It is situated next to a park and a baseball playground in Toledo, Oregon (a town of approximately 3,500 people). Wastewater is pumped from the mill along the Yaquina River. The mill has a history of permit violations for numerous spills. During emergencies, the mill also discharges directly into the Yaquina River, just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2017
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: Oregon, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Jassen Todorov