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N.S. pulp mill takes legal action against fishermen’s blockade of survey work

HALIFAX — The Northern Pulp mill is taking legal action after fishermen blocked survey boats hired to examine a route for a contentious undersea effluent pipeline. Kathy Cloutier, a spokeswoman for Northern Pulp’s parent company Paper Excellence Canada, said the mill has initiated action seeking an interim injunction to prevent blockades or obstructions of the survey work in the Northumberland Strait.

 

Northern Pulp Mill sues fishermen

Northern Pulp Mill is suing seven named and various other unnamed fishermen who the company says have blockaded survey boats from conducting the surveys necessary to route a pipe from the mill into the Northumberland Strait.Named as defendants are Edwin Donald Shaw, Allan Francis MacCarthy, Ch

 

Containing Northern Pulp’s mess

The numbers are staggering.Over the past 51 years, the bleached kraft pulp mill on Abercrombie Point in Pictou County has piped about 1.25 trillion litres of toxic effluent into Boat Harbour.[1] That’s enough to fill about half a million Olympic-size swimmi

 

 

 

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