Northern Pulp, in Pictou County, Nova Scotia, is in the news again this summer over the quality the air in Pictou County and the pollution in the mill’s treatment ponds in Boat Harbour.
This week, the 3 MLAs of Pictou County met with pulp mill’s directors to plan a way to resolve the environmental concerns, but the meetings have done nothing to simmer to anger in the community over the continued environmental concerns.
Earlier this month, Erin Brockovich, one of North America’s most noted environmental activists and consumer advocates, indicated she “is receiving high numbers of inquiries from people in Pictou County, Nova Scotia, who are concerned that the excessive rate of cancer and respiratory illness in their community could be attributable to environmental contamination caused by the emissions from Northern Pulp.”
Since 2009, the Northern Pulp mill has been loaned $107 million from the province of Nova Scotia. The federal government gave the mill $28.1 million through the Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program.
- MLAs meet with Northern Pulp directors (The News)
- Meetings between local activists, province and Northern Pulp being planned (The News)
- Brockovich eyes Boat Harbour mill (Chronicle Herald)
- Big concerns raised in Nova Scotia (Erin Brockovich)
- Pictou County residents turn to Erin Brockovich with mill concerns (News 95.7)
Facebook site for concerned local citizens: Clean up the Pictou County Pulp Mill