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Corner Brook Pulp and Paper offers help to end city’s sewage woes


August 24, 2021
By CBC News

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The Corner Brook Pulp and Paper mill has extended a helping hand to Corner Brook city to manage its raw sewage crisis. According to a CBC News, the federal government had mandated Corner Brook, as well as several other municipalities in the country that do not have wastewater treatment, to start treating its sewage by 2020. Challenges like the paucity of funds have caused Corner Brook and many others to miss the deadline.

Corner Brook Pulp and Paper, one of the biggest private employers in the city, is already compliant with sewage laws. The company has presented the city with the idea to investigate whether the mill’s own wastewater plant can be expanded to process municipal waste. Although there are challenges, the mill’s location and space offer several advantages.

Darren Pelley, the vice president and general manager of Corner Brook Pulp and Paper noted that this offer of help is out of goodwill for the mill’s prominent role in the city.

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