Northern Pulp curtails operations

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AERCROMBIE – On Saturday, Jan. 11, Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation began the orderly wind down of operations to meet the impending deadline of January 31, 2020 imposed by the Boat Harbour Act.

By early this week, only the wood waste boiler will continue to operate to provide heat for the facility to protect against freeze and enable cleanup of the process equipment.

A press release from the company says that over the coming weeks, Northern Pulp will focus on the diligent removal of chemicals, pulp, and wood fibre from mill storage tanks, piping, and wood yards to meticulously prepare the facility for its indefinite closure. The company continues discussions with government with respect to the site’s hibernation plan. The length of time the facility will be in hibernation is currently unknown.

Northern Pulp is reviewing the draft terms of reference developed by Nova Scotia’s Department of Environment for an Environmental Assessment for the proposed effluent treatment facility.