BUCKSPORT — Officials in Bucksport are getting ready for the possible demolition of a paper mill that is set to be sold to a Canadian metal recycler.

The sale of the Verso paper mill is still pending, but Bucksport officials have amended a local ordinance regulating its demolition, according to WCSH-TV.

Buyer AIM Development has not said what it plans to do with the mill, but the company bought another Verso mill in Minnesota in 2013 and dismantled it.

Bucksport officials say ordinances will require permits for large-scale demolition projects and outline environmental regulations. Verso recently shut down production at the mill, which employed more than 500 people.

A federal judge is expected to rule soon on a union’s antitrust lawsuit that seeks to block the sale of the mill to AIM Development.

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