Otsego paper mill set to be demolished in April 2019

    Otsego paper mill set to be demolished in April 2019. (WWMT/File)

    The Environmental Protection Agency approved funding to tear down a former paper mill in Otsego.

    Allegan County and the City of Otsego would tear down the Rock Tenn Paper Mill, 431 Helen Street, in April after receiving funds from the EPA Time-Critical Removal Action.

    The money would be used for asbestos removal from the former paper mill, demolition and removal of the power house by EPA contractors.

    The power house, which is where the paper mill gets power, could be the most difficult building to remove, according to a release from Allegan County.

    The project was scheduled to begin in April 2019 and take 60 days to finish.

    EDITORS NOTE: The 6 p.m. show on Newschannel 3 incorrectly stated where the paper mill is located. The corrections have been made.

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