Nova Scotia environment minister issues order to Northern Pulp on cleanup, decommissioning

Environment Minister Gordon Wilson issued a ministerial order to Northern Pulp on Thursday that governs how the company will manage its site during its shutdown.

The order focuses on the removal of the leachate, decommissioning of effluent pipes and cleanup of ditches and aeration basins on the site of the mill in Boat Harbour.

The ministerial order states that Northern Pulp shall cease discharge of all wastewater generated by the mill by no later than April 30, 2020.

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