Abandoned Neucel mill in Port Alice to cost at least $17 million to decommission

The Neucel pulp mill in Port Alice ceased full operation five years ago, but residents of the small community on the north end of Vancouver Island say the facility is still plaguing them. (CTV)

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PORT ALICE -- Neucel Specialty Cellulose's bankruptcy will cost the province an additional $9 million to decommission the abandoned pulp mill in Port Alice.

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) has been managing the process since it was appointed as receiver earlier this year. It has already spent $5 million and told the court it would need a total of $17 million to manage the site until March 31, 2021.

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Source: CTV News

 

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