Water & Wastewater

August 28, 2018 - CBC is reporting that a line carrying partially treated effluent from Woodland Pulp's mill in Baileyville, Maine burst on August 10, causing wastewater to enter Wapsaconhagen Stream. The stream is a tributary of St. Croix River, which separates New Brunswick and Maine. 
August 23, 2018 - Nova Scotia newspaper The Chronicle Herald is reporting that the province of Nova Scotia is footing the bill for part of Northern Pulp's new effluent treatment facility at Boat Harbour. 
Dec. 28, 2017 - Wastewater treatment professionals in the pulp and paper industry face difficult challenges. Many of the manufacturing processes are heavily reliant on water, resulting in large volumes of wastewater that can contain complex mixtures of dyes, liquors, organic pollutants, solids and other chemicals.
Nov. 24, 2017 - Pulp and paper manufacturing requires a lot of water. Fortunately, Domtar pulp and paper mills are located in watersheds with ample water supplies. However, with good fortune comes great responsibility, and Domtar says it is committed to protecting water quality at all of its manufacturing locations.
Jan. 23, 2017 - ADI Systems says it has been awarded a contract for a large wastewater treatment project at Lake Utopia Paper located in New Brunswick, adding that once complete, the system will be the largest single ADI-BVF reactor in the world.
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.
Terrapure Environmental has acquired Consolidated Giroux Environment Inc. of Charlo, N.B. The purchase bolsters Terrapure’s onsite services to the mining, refinery, municipal and pulp and paper sectors.
Cascades announced on World Water Day that it has exceeded its 2015 target for reducing its water consumption. The packaging and tissue manufacturer had as an objective to decrease wastewater output of its plants to 10.6 cubic meters of water per tonne of products by the end of the 2013–2015 Sustainable Development Plan.
Northern Pulp Nova Scotia has notified the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia of its withdrawal of the appeal of its Industrial Approval (IA). This withdrawal is the result of Nova Scotia Minister of Environment’s decision on outstanding items within Northern Pulp’s IA for the operation of the Pictou County pulp mill.
 Twin Rivers Paper Company was fined $320,000 on December 18 in New Brunswick Provincial court after pleading guilty to offences under the Fisheries Act related to a spill of evaporator condensate from its mill in Edmundston, N.B.
Nov. 3, 2015 -- Pulp mill owner AV Terrace Bay Inc. pleaded guilty to seven offences and was fined $250,000 in October for failing to ensure that effluent discharge and testing limits were maintained.
For its actions to improve water security and better manage this shared resource, Metsä Board, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of paperboard, has been awarded with a position on CDP’s Water A List.
Neucel Specialty Cellulose Ltd. has been convicted in provincial court for illegally discharging waste from their pulp mill operation in Port Alice, B.C. The company has been ordered to pay $1,000 in fines to the province and $174,000 to the...
After a week-long blockade at the site of a pulp mill effluent spill, the Nova Scotia government has acceded to the demands of the Pictou Landing First Nation to shut down the waste water treatment facility used by Northern Pulp Nova Scotia....
Operations have been temporarily halted at Northern Pulp Nova Scotia after an effluent leak was discovered near the mill site in Abercrombie, N.S. Media reports say the leak was detected around 7 a.m. on Tuesday, June 10. The mill was shut down...
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