Raccoon causes problems at Cascades Tissue - WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

Raccoon causes problems at Cascades Tissue


Eau Claire (WQOW) - A raccoon causes some expensive problems for a local manufacturer.

It was apparently walking on a powerline at the Cascades Tissue paper mill in Eau Claire Wednesday night. It caused a short-circuit that shut down the pulp and paper-making operation. The plant was down for more than five hours. Workers had to replace blown-out circuit boards, clean off paper residue that started drying onto machines, and bring the equipment back up to full speed.

Plant officials say the downtime cost $10,000.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WQOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's pubic inspection file should contact News Director Dan Schillinger at 715-852-5920. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.