Nova Scotia pulp mill owners say environmental assessment requirements put company’s operations in jeopardy

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A Nova Scotia pulp mill rushing for government permission to begin construction on a controversial pipeline project that will discharge wastewater into the Northumberland Strait was sent back to the drawing board Friday.

Despite a looming deadline that Northern Pulp’s owners say threatens the future of its operations in Pictou, N.S., Environment Minister Margaret Miller said the company must complete an additional “focus report” to address nearly 20 points of concern before it can move forward.

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Source: The Globe and Mail

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