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Environmental Assessment Agency invites public comments on Boat Harbour Remediation Project


The Boat Harbour treatment site processes waste water from the Northern Pulp mill, seen in the background. - File
The Boat Harbour treatment site processes waste water from the Northern Pulp mill, seen in the background. - File

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has begun a federal environmental assessment for the Boat Harbour Remediation Project, located next to Pictou Landing First Nation and is looking for public input.

This project is for the cleanup of Boat Harbour once the Boat Harbour Treatment Facility closes and is unrelated to Northern Pulp’s replacement effluent treatment facility. NS Lands is responsible for the remediation work and plan to return Boat Harbour to a tidal estuary.

The agency announced the decision to do a federal assessment in February and this week stated in a release that it invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on which aspects of the environment may be affected by this project and what should be examined during the environmental assessment, as detailed in the draft Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines. Comments received will be taken into consideration in finalizing the EIS Guidelines before issuing them to the proponent, Nova Scotia Lands Inc.

This is the second of four opportunities for the public to comment on the environmental assessment of the project.

All comments received will be considered public. Written comments in either official language must be submitted by May 10, 2019 to:

Boat Harbour Remediation Project

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

200-1801 Hollis Street

Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N4

Telephone: 902-426-0564

Email: CEAA.BoatHarbour.ACEE@canada.ca

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