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Inland Empire Paper Co. celebrates 100 years

Inland Empire Paper Co. will offer tours of its Millwood mill Friday and Saturday in celebration of 100 years in business. The paper mill is owned by Cowles Co., which also owns The Spokesman-Review.

The 45-minute tours will begin at 10 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday. The final tour will start at 3 p.m. both days.

The tours are suited for those ages 10 and older. Visitors should wear closed-toed shoes. Safety glasses and hearing protection will be provided by the company.

To set an appointment for a tour, call (509) 924-1911, ext. 316.

Inland Empire Paper makes newsprint and specialty paper products. The company supplies paper to more than 160 U.S. customers and produces more than 500 tons of paper products daily. It has continuously operated in Millwood since 1911.

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Seafood company to pay federal waste fine

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A Seattle-based seafood company will pay a $2.5 million civil penalty to settle allegations that it violated clean water law at processing plants in Alaska, the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department announced Wednesday.

Trident Seafoods Corp. also agreed to invest more than $30 million in waste controls, including the construction of a plant to turn seafood waste into fish meal at Naknek at Alaska’s Bristol Bay, home of the world’s largest sockeye salmon run.

The settlement addresses a perennial problem of what do to with fish heads, skin, guts and bones removed from Alaska’s massive seafood industry, which accounts for half of all wild fish caught in the United States.

If done incorrectly, waste discharge can smother the ocean floor and the creatures that live there.

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Reebok, FTC settle over toning shoe claims

WASHINGTON – Reebok International Ltd. will pay $25 million to customers to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission that it made deceptive claims in ads that its toning shoes would measurably strengthen the legs and buttocks of those who wear them.

Reebok made a number of claims in its advertising and marketing materials that the FTC said it could not support. That includes claims that its EasyTone footwear had been proven to lead to 28 percent more strength and tone in the buttock muscles and 11 percent more strength and tone in hamstring and calf muscles than regular walking shoes.

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