Executive gives new details on paper mill linked to deadly fungus

Nearly 100 confirmed or probable cases of blastomycosis and one death have been identified in Michigan's Delta and Menominee counties, according to the local health department, and they are believed to be associated with a paper mill in the town of Escanaba. Brian Peterson, an executive at the paper mill, tells CNN's Sara Sidner what he knows so far about the investigation. #CNN #News


  1. “..in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.”
    — Revelation 9:6

    1. “The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.”
      – Ezekiel 25:17 🙄

  2. I want to know why this is happening? Is the company taking shortcuts? Cheaping out on things? Skirting regulations?

    1. @Brandon Kroetsch I know you said that in jest, but there might be something there. We’re already seeing warm weather diseases and parasites moving farther north already. Who knows if climate change isn’t making the environment more hospitable to this fungus?

      This was my thought immediately, but I didn’t want to open that can of worms. It’s just as likely to be shortcuts made possible by deregulation as climate change that had created this opportunity for this fungus to thrive.

  3. Regional fungus have been an issue lately. Valley Fever, that’s native to California, New Mexico, and Arizona has had some fatalities lately as well.

  4. How many times can you ask a question knowing the guy’s answer will be “I don’t know at this time”
    – Even if he did know, liability would dictate silence.

  5. My Mother worked at Scott Paper Mill in Marinette WI. She died of blastomycosis in 1996. Horrible disease.

  6. In your allegedly English captions, “blastomycosis” is rendered as: “blaster psychosis”, “blessed with psychosis”, “blasting psychosis”; and “blastomyces” as “blast or misses”. See also “mill” rendered as “mail”.
    Passing off the YouTube automatic captions for “English” captions without having a competent human check them first is damaging to the deaf, hard of hearing and foreign parts of your audience. Please pay your anchors something more for doing this checking on their interviews. Should the captions be too faulty, the anchor could require a completely human captioning.

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