Northern Pulp has requested Nova Scotia Environment issue a timely, well-defined, and outcome-based Environmental Assessment process for its proposed Effluent Treatment Facility (ETF) modernization.
Northern Pulp is committed to operating in Nova Scotia in an environmentally sustainable manner and contributing to the much-needed economic benefits of a healthy and prosperous community and forestry sector. “We want to continue to invest and operate in Nova Scotia and are committed to working closer with local governments and residents to coexist like the other 89 pulp and paper mills do in their communities across Canada,” said Graham Kissack, Vice President of Environment, Health & Safety and Communications, Paper Excellence Canada, the owner of Northern Pulp. “A timely, well-defined, and outcome-based Environmental Assessment process is the first step.”
Northern Pulp’s request includes an 18-24-month timeline, an expert independent panel for objective review, and specific environmental standards to be achieved.
Since acquiring Northern Pulp in 2011, Paper Excellence has supported the closure of Boat Harbour. Now the opportunity is to focus solely on a modernized ETF, an environmental improvement to the existing Northern Pulp operations. The modernization and restart of Northern Pulp would re-establish more than 300 well-paying direct jobs in Pictou County and more than 2,500 forestry sector jobs throughout the province.