Canadian Manufacturing

Northern Pulp’s Pictou, N.S., mill emissions too high, says province

Nova Scotia's Environment Department hit pulp maker Northern Pulp with a directive to fix boiler emissions

October 27, 2015  by The Canadian Press

HALIFAX—The Nova Scotia government says recent tests at a pulp mill near Pictou show pollution emissions above acceptable limits.

The Environment Department has issued a statement saying it has handed a directive to Northern Pulp.

The directive says the company must complete an independent engineering assessment of its power boiler system by Nov. 30.

The department says the evaluation must include recommendations for modifications needed to lower emissions.


According to stack test results conducted in September by Stantec Consulting Ltd., the boiler’s emissions remain above acceptable limits.