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Northern Pulp fined $225,000 for effluent leak


An effluent leak in June 2014 has led to a fine of $225,000 for Northern Pulp Nova Scotia, according to CBC News. The pulp mill pleaded guilty to a charge under the federal Fisheries Act.

The mill experienced a rupture in a large pipe carrying effluent from the mill to treatment lagoons. The CBC article estimates the spill was 47 million litres of effluent.

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