To the editor,
Northern Pulp has launched a public relations campaign responding to community concern about environmental pollution from their pulp mill. General manager Don Breen and environmental manager Dave Davis have gone on the offensive with a formal presentation and media outreach. They hope to convince local and provincial politicians and the community that health concerns are unfounded.
Surely the company managers must turn their minds to the obvious issue. They know that the highest cancer rates anywhere in a Canadian province are right here in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. They also know that Northern Pulp is one of the most obvious polluters. It seems to follow then, that they should understand community concern about a possible correlation between the mill’s discharge and community health issues, including cancer.
I therefore have one question for Northern Pulp: Does your mill’s effluent, either water or air, contain toxic or carcinogenic substances?