NS NDP

January 9th, 2019

Federal government must weigh in on Northern Pulp effluent plans

HALIFAX -- NDP Environment spokesperson Lenore Zann made the following statement in response to the federal government’s plan to review the Boat Harbour cleanup project:

“The federal government is looking for comments from the public about the planned cleanup of Boat Harbour, but they also need to be looking at what Northern Pulp has to put in place to replace Boat Harbour when it closes.

Fishers, Indigenous groups, tourism operators, and the broader community are worried about what an effluent pipe in the Northumberland Strait would mean for our environment. The Federal government has a duty to ensure a project of this nature does not move forward without thorough review.”

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