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Premier hopes ‘cooler heads prevail’ as pulp mill works on assessment

CBC News
January 10, 2019
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada East, Canada

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says he’s concerned about the threat of confrontation and violence as Northern Pulp works on its environmental assessment for a controversial plan to pump treated effluent into the Northumberland Strait. The Nova Scotia government has committed to stopping the flow of effluent from the Abercrombie mill to the heavily polluted Boat Harbour lagoon by Jan. 31, 2020. The lagoon is next to the Pictou Landing First Nation. The wider Gulf of St. Lawrence fisheries region is home to lobster and crab fisheries that brought in over $1.2 billion worth of catch in 2016. “People are very entrenched on both sides of this issue,” said McNeil. “There’s indication of very little flexibility on both sides. Those are always challenging positions for anyone to be in, for the company to be in, for our government to be in and for that community.”

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