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Northern Pulp pauses its participation in environmental assessment

June 9, 2020  By  PJ Boyd

Photo © Murdo Ferguson/Paper Excellence

On Tuesday Northern Pulp announced that it is pausing its participation in the environmental assessment process for its proposed effluent treatment plant. The company has also filed and appeal of a ministerial order, reports The Chronicle Herald.

“We remain concerned that the environmental assessment, based on the current terms of reference, is ambiguous and would not result in a clear outcome. Instead, it could lead to more uncertainty, division, and disappointment among stakeholders,” said Graham Kissack, vice-president environment, health, safety and communications for Northern Pulp’s parent company, Paper Excellence Canada, in a news release.

Northern Pulp maintains that the approval process for the effluent treatment plant does not lay out clear targets for it to meet with regard to effluent quality.

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