Utility companies in Baikalsk, a community of 14,000, have failed to pay the Baikal paper and pulp mill, which manages the city's heat supply system, RIA Novosti reported Friday.
A statement from the mill said it was running low on coal and had to turn off either its own production or the heat supply system.
The mill said its own likely bankruptcy could have been a factor in the town's decision to not pay its debts.
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