The Pigeon River, according to residents, has been foamy and black for six weeks. Evergreen Paper Company, formerly Blue Ridge Paper Products, blamed the pollution on a thirty-minute computer glitch last Saturday that sent a chemical known as black liquor to the company’s wastewater plant and into the river, rather than directing it into a boiler. Residents indicated that the foam had started piling up like it used to. Blue Ridge appeared to have eliminated 99% of the pollution before selling the company to a New Zealand billionaire.