ABERCROMBIE – Today, October 2, Paper Excellence Canada and Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation submitted the company’s proposed wastewater treatment facility focus report to Nova Scotia’s Minster of Environment, following an additional extensive period of scientific study.
“Northern Pulp is committed to continuing to create well-paying jobs for Nova Scotians, support the region’s economy, protect the environment, and enhance the wellbeing of our rural communities,” says Kathy Cloutier, director of Corporate Communications for Paper Excellence Canada.
The company says its proposed wastewater treatment facility will be industry leading and significantly reduce Northern Pulp’s environmental footprint, while maintaining well paying jobs for Nova Scotians.
“We have worked incredibly hard over the past six months on this science-based document that we believe will provide a clear path to an approved project,” Bruce Chapman, Northern Pulp general manager states.
The proposed treatment facility project will see the replacement of the existing plant with a state of the art wastewater treatment facility. The new system will see a significant improvement in the way treated wastewater is discharged. With the implementation of this new wastewater treatment facility, Northern Pulp will be one of the most environmentally responsible mills in North America.
“Paper Excellence Canada has demonstrated its commitment to Nova Scotia through ongoing environmental improvements,” explains Brian Baarda, Paper Excellence Canada CEO. “Today’s science-based report submission is the next step in moving forward with this project that will provide continued environmental protection and economic contribution for the province of Nova Scotia.”
The report will be available online within 14 days once department staff have done a preliminary check to confirm it is complete.
Once it is posted online, Nova Scotians will have 30 days to share their
comments as part of the environmental assessment process. A decision on the
proposed effluent treatment plant will be made within 39 days after the public
comment period ends.
Once processed by Nova Scotia’s Environmental Assessment department, the focus report will be available via https://novascotia.ca/nse/ea/Replacement_Effluent_Treatment_Facility_Project/.