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Northern Pulp to submit plan for redesigned treatment facility in 2021


December 9, 2020
By P&PC Staff
Northern Pulp. Photo © Murdo Ferguson/Paper ExcellencePhoto © Murdo Ferguson/Paper Excellence

Northern Pulp will submit a plan for a new effluent treatment facility to the province of Nova Scotia in January 2021.

The Chronicle Herald reports the mill indicated its intent to redesign the plant in court documents that were filed Dec. 4 in British Columbia, where Northern Pulp’s parent company, Paper Excellence, is located.

As part of an application seeking an Apr. 30 extension to Northern Pulp’s creditor protection, which was awarded in August, mill manager Bruce Chapman confirms in an affidavit that the mill’s environmental committee will make a presentation to the company this month with recommended next steps for the new plant.

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Chapman also says the company expects its loans from Paper Excellence to run out by June.

The kraft pulp mill closed on January 31, at the end of a five-year deadline set by the province for the mill to stop depositing effluent into the waters of Boat Harbour, which is adjacent to Pictou Landing First Nation.

Northern Pulp’s most recent plan for a replacement facility would have seen a 15-kilometre pipeline emptying into Northumberland Strait, but was rejected by the province in December 2019.

Read the full story from The Chronicle Herald here.


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