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Northern Pulp says Ministerial Order could result in foul smell

The Chronicle Herald
May 20, 2020
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

ABERCROMBIE, N.S. — Northern Pulp isn’t happy with the ministerial order issued by the Nova Scotia Environment Department on May 14. The ministerial order put in place requirements for management of the Northern Pulp site during its hibernation. Northern Pulp argues the order imposes terms and conditions that are “impractical and show a lack of understanding of the pulp and paper industry and effluent treatment facilities.” The company says the order also imposes obligations on Northern Pulp that it is not responsible for. “The ministerial order is supposed to protect the receiving environment,” said Graham Kissack, vice-president of health, safety, environment and communications, speaking on behalf of Northern Pulp. “In fact, it will probably do the opposite and cause septicity in Boat Harbour with odour emissions.” The company says it warned the Environment Department of that risk in January and provided recommendations to effectively mitigate it.

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