Friction in Pictou: Save pulp mill jobs or protect waters from toxic waste

obs at the Northern Pulp mill in Pictou, N.S., have kept the economy afloat for decades, but environmental concerns over how to handle its effluent mean the plant's days may be numbered. (Jill English/CBC)

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For more than 50 years, white foam and dark water have filled part of a lifeless harbour on Nova Scotia's north shore.

Now the hunt for solutions is creating a rift that's pitting industry against industry and neighbour against neighbour.

At the centre of it all is the Northern Pulp mill that has been permitted to dump effluent into Pictou County's Boat Harbour since opening in 1967.

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Source: CBC News

 

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