Clean up the Pictou County Pulp Mill Facebook receives answers

John Brannen
Send to a friend

Send this article to a friend.

It’s been a little over a month but the questions have finally been answered.

Marc Theriault of Nova Scotia Environment, left, hands written answers to questions submitted by Matt Gunning of the Clean Up the Pictou County Pulp Mill. Gunning, along with Bobbi Morrison and Paul Gregory, sat down with representatives from the Department of Environment on Aug. 27. SUBMITTED

About 60 questions regarding the monitoring and compliance of Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation that were presented to the Department of Environment have been answered and made public.

Matt Gunning, one of the founders of the Clean Up the Pictou County Pulp Mill Facebook Page, along with Bobbi Morrison and Paul Gregory, sat down with representatives from the department on Aug. 27.

Marc Theriault of Nova Scotia Environment delivered the written responses to the questions on Sept. 30.

The questions, taken from posts by members of the Facebook page, dealt with a range of topics including monitoring, the cleanup plan for Boat Harbour, enforcement options, directives, landfills, inspections and provincial and national regulation.

The full document with questions and answers is available on The News’ website.

 

john.brannen@ngnews.ca

On Twitter: @NGNewsJohn 

Organizations: Northern Pulp Nova Scotia, Department of Environment

Geographic location: Pictou County, Boat Harbour

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Thanks for voting!

Top of page

Comments

Comments

Recent comments

  • Tax Tired
    October 02, 2013 - 07:11

    The FINAL ANSWER is the one the concerns me. Keep pushing this and the plug could get pulled completely on the mill. A few hundred directly employed loosing their jobs let alone the thousands indirectly employed by the mill. I definately would not want to be known as the person that lite that fuse.

    • Digby Collier
      October 02, 2013 - 20:07

      So we should just let them pollute our county with no accountability? Sorry, that's not the answer. This is not just squeaky wheels here - the company is required by law to comply with health and environmental standards. The company is not being persecuted here - they are being held accountable, as they should be. And if the company has ever used the fear of unemployment as a bargaining chip to escape their responsibilities, then SHAME ON THEM, not the people who speak up.

    • Digby Collier
      October 02, 2013 - 20:10

      So we should just let them pollute our county with no accountability? Sorry, that's not the answer. This is not just squeaky wheels here - the company is required by law to comply with health and environmental standards. The company is not being persecuted here - they are being held accountable, as they should be. And if the company has ever used the fear of unemployment as a bargaining chip to escape their responsibilities, then SHAME ON THEM, not the people who speak up.