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Why does Homeland Security guard International Paper in Riegelwood?

Ken Little

The International Paper mill is not actually “guarded” by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, said company spokeswoman Kim Gill.

“Homeland Security does not provide specific security to International Paper’s Riegelwood Mill. However, the Transportation Security Administration, a branch of the Department of Homeland Security, does regulate some mill security operations,” Gill explained.

“The mill transports material to the facility via barge, which constitutes ‘maritime transportation’ subject to TSA regulations,” Gill said.

Most commercial facilities in the U.S. that engage in maritime transportation are subject to regulation by the federal agencies, she said.

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2 Responses to “ Why does Homeland Security guard International Paper in Riegelwood?”

  1. On August 5, 2010 at 10:57 pm Chief wrote:

    Where does all the Gas tax money go? At almost 49 cents a gallon that is over $5.00 or more per car for most fill ups times a huge number of car per day. I know the Feds get about 19 cents but that still leaves 30 cents per gallon or about $3.00 or more per fill up for the State.

  2. On October 21, 2011 at 10:16 am Aaron wrote:

    First off, what in the world does the gas tax have to do with International Paper?

    Second, the gas tax goes to fund highway projects around the state of North Carolina, which has more miles of paved roads than any other state. Only Texas has more miles of roads, most of which are unpaved. It takes a lot of money to maintain all of these roads. It actually costs more to maintain than tax money is received. That’s why federal highway grants are always needed to pursue projects.

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