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Province responds to Friends of Northumberland Strait call for data on 2018 effluent leak at Northern Pulp – The News

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 201948 Views

PICTOU, N.S. — The Nova Scotia Department of Environment says it is still investigating the Oct. 21 effluent leak from the Northern Pulp pipeline.

“We won’t be able to provide information today on the size of the leak or what happened in this incident,” said provincial spokesperson Rachel Boomer.

Boomer’s comments have been made in response to calls for information from Friends of the Northumberland Strait, a group that is opposed to Northern Pulp’s plan of disposing treated effluent into the Northumberland Strait.

“How much effluent leaked, what was the composition of the effluent, why was the pipe break undetected by the company, did the effluent reach the East River, is there any Federal involvement in the investigation — these are some of the questions we have,” Jill Graham-Scanlan of Friends of the Northumberland Strait wrote in a media release sent out Feb. 5.

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