EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- Kimberly-Clark says talks to sell its Everett mill have failed over environmental issues and the corporation will begin significantly scaling down operations in the next two weeks, winding down jobs for 750 employees.

Spokesman Bob Brand said Thursday that pulp and tissue production will be over by the end of March and the waterfront site will eventually be sold for redevelopment.

Brand told The Daily Herald (http://is.gd/E0Q2E8 ) negotiations with Atlas Holdings Inc. broke down over environmental mitigation plans for the area's East Waterway.

Kimberly-Clark announced earlier this year the mill would be closed if a buyer could not be found. It entered into talks in September with Atlas, a Greenwich, Conn., company with pulp and paper holdings.

A mill has been on the Everett waterfront for 80 years.


Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com

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