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Nova Scotia amends operating licence for Northern Pulp mill in Pictou County

by The Canadian Press   

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Northern Pulp plans to challenge the permit, saying it threatens the mill's long-term viability.

HALIFAX—Nova Scotia’s Environment Department has issued an amended industrial approval for the Northern Pulp paper mill in Pictou County that corrects an error discovered last month.

The mistake in the previous industrial approval misstated the location of an environmental study required in 2019 to determine how to improve the quality of effluent into Boat Harbour.

The amended approval, also known as an operating licence, requires tighter restrictions on emissions and water consumption.

Northern Pulp has said it plans to challenge the permit because it threatens the mill’s long-term viability.


The company and any member of the public have until April 9 to file an appeal.


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