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Native council wants answers on Lafarge tire burning concerns – Truro Daily News

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 201880 Views

BROOKFIELD, N.S. – The Native Council of Nova Scotia says its tire-burning concerns have been ignored by both Lafarge Canada and the provincial Environment Department.

In a letter dated Feb. 27 and sent to environmental assessment officer Bridget Tutty and copied to company executives, the council outlined a major concern with the assessment of a one-year pilot project at the Lafarge cement plant near Brookfield, an assessment later approved by Environment Minister Iain Rankin.

The council, which identifies itself as the self-governing authority for Mi’kmaq and Aboriginal Peoples residing off-reserve in Nova Scotia on traditional Mi’kmaq territory, says it has not been made aware of any plans by Lafarge to undertake the detailed terms and conditions of the assessment, including a pretest plan to source test total particulate matter, an emergency plan to address kiln upset, to set up a complaint resolution plan and to form a community liaison committee.

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