New reports from last week indicate that Northern Pulp in Pictou County continues to fail emission tests, which has resulted in an investigation from the Province’s environment department. In the past, the group has failed multiple emission tests and have spent millions trying to rectify the problem.
MLA for Pictou East, Tim Houston says that this isn’t a new problem, and he hopes the government and Northern Pulp can work together to find a solution:
In 2015, the mill spent 35 million dollars on new equipment which would capture harmful chemicals, which initially did reduce emissions by 80%. Houston says that Northern Pulp is a big company, and they have a responsibility to operate within the rules.