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In wake of fire, Falls bars cardboard storage at plant

The City of Niagara Falls issued a cease-and-desist letter last week, banning further storage of recyclable cardboard at a plant where a major fire erupted Aug. 6.

The letter was sent to the Santarosa Group, owners of the former Union Carbide plant at 1501 College Ave., where a fire in cardboard being stored for use by the Greenpac Mill paper plant burned for more than a day.

The letter from Community Development Director Seth Piccirillo accused Santarosa of violating seven terms of the city Planning Board's May 2017 directive granting permission for cardboard storage at the site, including installation of a complete water and hydrant system.

The letter ordered the company to remove all the cardboard from the building and obtain Planning Board permission if it wants to resume storage there.

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