Without the Mi’kmaq Would There be ANY Government Oversight of the Alton Gas Project? – Halifax Media Co-op
The Alton Gas project plans to form three underground caverns for natural gas storage by using Shubenacadie River water injected into natural salt beds, with the removed salt coming out as brine discharged back into the river.
All the government approvals required for the project were issued this last January, the key being the Industrial Approval from Nova Scotia Environment. Construction for the brine discharge facility near Stewiacke has been completed for two years. All that remains is for the old river dyke to be dug out- allowing the river to go to the facility’s intake and discharge pipes embedded in a new dyke built behind the old one.
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