Pulp mill’s wastewater treatment design worries fishermen’s group

By Francis Campbell
The Chronicle Herald
November 17, 2017
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada East

The Northumberland Fishermen’s Association has demanded that Environment Minister Iain Rankin only approve a closed-loop waste water treatment system for the Northern Pulp mill in Pictou County. “We are concerned about fishing and tourism,” said Michelle Davey, executive director of the association…  The mill and the province have committed to having a new treatment plant operational by January 2020 to handle the 90 million litres of effluent the Abercrombie Point mill pumps out daily. The province has assured the Pictou Landing band that the controversial Boat Harbour treatment facility will be shut down by that date. The fishermen’s association calls for the new system to be totally contained on land, recycling the waste water through the closed-looped system for re-use in the pulp-making process.

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