Report no secret: Domtar

The Chronicle Journal
November 14, 2017
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada East

Domtar says it has been forthcoming about mercury-contamination issues in the vicinity of its Dryden pulp mill as recently as last summer, contrary to some recent media and First Nation reports. And both the province and Grassy Narrows First Nation have been kept informed, it says. The company responded Monday to a Grassy Narrows news release which claimed that both Domtar and the government kept the band in the dark about possible contaminated soil under the mill site. …“The ‘confidential industry report’ is actually a report that was commissioned by Domtar to support the province in meeting its responsibilities for managing mercury contamination on the site, and includes a collection of historical sampling data from the Dryden mill’s archives,” company spokesman Kathy Wholley said in an email.

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