Nova Scotia pulp mill asks for one-year extension on alternative plan for controversial wastewater site

The Northern Pulp mill in Pictou, N.S. is pictured on Thursday, December 6, 2018. DARREN CALABRESE/THE GLOBE AND MAIL

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The operator of a pulp and paper mill at the centre of a continuing controversy in Pictou, N.S., has asked the provincial government to allow it an extra year of dumping the mill’s wastewater next to the territory of a local First Nation.

Northern Pulp, a bleached kraft paper mill, has until January of 2020 to come up with an alternative to discharging its wastewater at Boat Harbour, a traditional fishing ground of the Pictou Landing First Nation.

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Source: The Globe and Mail

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