Wood pulp mill opened in 1965
Samoa Pulp Mill
Photo taken by Richard Doody in October 2012
Left behind were approximately 30 bulk storage tanks in various states of decay contain approximately 4 million gallons of pulping liquor - a highly corrosive liquid and approximately 10,000 gallons of sulphuric and hydrochloric acids. In addition, approximately 10,000 gallons of fuel and turpentines, as well as, over 3,000 tons of corrosive sludges are on-site. It was observed that the majority of tanks were leaking and also accumulating rain water. The Eureka Times Standard reported the removal of these hazards in September 2014.