The former paper mill in Grand Falls-Windsor may not be there for much longer, according to area MHA Susan Sullivan.

Sullivan told the CBC on Monday that the former AbitibiBowater buildings pose safety risks. "The buildings pose a certain security issue, so we are looking at the possibility of removing those buildings … it's a matter of speaking with engineers, it's a matter of speaking with consultants as to how that process will happen," said Sullivan, the MHA for Grand Falls–Windsor—Buchans.

Sullivan said there is interest in the timber rights, but not the buildings themselves.

There's no word on when a decision to demolish might be made.

The government accidentally expropriated the mill in 2008 in an effort to seize AbitibiBowater assets, particularly timber and water rights, and a hydroelectric power station.