Abandoned dungeons Under the Paper Mill seen during Urban Exploration at the Paper Mill located in Trenton Ohio near the Excello Lock. In Trenton Ohio you can find an abandoned paper mill. This area is also known as Excello which is an unincorporated community in central Lemon Township, Butler County, Ohio. Additionally, this was the famous site of “The Excello Lock” which now protected by the Miami Conservancy. Next door to this lock, and who also used this lock to bring in raw materials was the Harding Paper Company which is now listed with the National Register of Historic Places. A.E. Harding, founder of the Harding Paper Company, was born in England in 1829 to a family of papermakers. In 1865, Harding and his associates founded the Harding, Erwin & Company and constructed the first paper mill west of the Allegheny Mountains that manufactured fine writing paper. Initially, this mill had a capacity of 2,500 pounds of paper daily. By the 1970s, and a few ownership changes, the Harding-Jones Paper Company mill had a capacity of 44,000 pounds of paper per day. The plant was acquired by the Simpson Paper Company in 1983 and closed on April 30, 1990. It has been closed and abandoned for the last 25 years. During our URBVEX, or urban exploration, Marko Vovk and Johno Bashian did notice the somebody may have been running a car bumper, car seats, and other car parts business or chop shop at this abandoned site. We also noticed that someone may have done some decorating for a private Halloween party. This place is very dangerous due been very dark, many floors being completely rotted or deteriorated, dangerous underground rooms and toxic chemicals and poison everywhere.
Many paper mill workers have died from cancers caused by paper mill chemicals and contamination. Some of these chemicals but not limited to existed at this and other paper mills ; Sulphate: ammonia, hydrogen sulphide, sulphur dioxide, mercaptan, chromate and other contaminants, sulphite, sulphur, sulphur dioxide, calcium carbonate, zinc, sulphuric acid, lead fumes, asbestos, sulphurous acid, lime, magnesium, pigments, dyes, wood volatiles, ground wood, talc, clays, titanium dioxide, urea, melamine formaldehyde, aniline chlorine compounds, ozone, hydrogen peroxide, boron compounds, caustic acids, melamine formaldehyde, spores, fungi, microbes lead paint and acid. To make things more dangerous was all the abandoned and broken electric tubes that were used for some of the paper mill equipment. These tubes have by not limited to mercury, radioactivity, beryllium oxide (BeO), lithium, cadmium, selenium rectifiers, and finally some oil-Filled transformers.
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