Northern Pulp's proposed effluent treatment facility won't be subject to federal assessment

Officials with Northern Pulp hope to be able to restart their mill in Nova Scotia, seen in this photo from 2019. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press)

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The new effluent treatment facility proposed by Northern Pulp for its shuttered mill in Abercrombie, N.S., will not be designated for a federal environmental impact assessment.

In releasing his decision this week, Canada's environment minister, Steven Guilbeault, writes that a federal designation is unwarranted because "the regulatory processes that currently apply to the project and related consultations with the potentially impacted Indigenous peoples provide a framework to address the potential adverse … effects and impacts" of the project.

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Source: CBC News

 

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