Nfld. & Labrador

Old paper mill a hazard

A security guard at the former AbitibiBowater paper mill in Grand Falls-Windsor says it's time something was done about the old building.

A security guard at the former AbitibiBowater paper mill in Grand Falls-Windsor says it's time something was done about the old building.

Kevin Whiffen says he hasn't been inside for a long time, but that there is asbestos, mould and a lot of water on the floor in the building.

He also says it's dark and would be very dangerous for anyone to venture inside.

"People have gotten in there and tried to steal copper wire," said Whiffen.

"There are places in there you could fall down and you're going to get hurt seriously or killed."

However, it's still unclear who's responsible for cleaning up the site.

The Supreme Court of Canada has yet to rule on whether this will fall to the company or the province.