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Raccoon causes problems at Cascades Tissue

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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.

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