The Canso Chemicals mystery: With the chemical plant long gone, why is the company still alive? And what about all that mercury pollution?
Canso Chemicals hasn’t produced any chemicals for 29 years, but – contrary to what I wrote in the Halifax Examiner in “Northern Pulp’s environmental documents: missing mercury, a pulp mill that never was, and oodles of contradictions” – the company lives on. Sort of. For two decades Canso Chemicals produced chlorine for the pulping process…
Northern Pulp’s environmental documents: missing mercury, a pulp mill that never was, and oodles of contradictions
Cover photo: Point D, where treated Northern Pulp wastewater currently flows from Boat Harbour into the Northumberland Strait, just a few hundred metres from Pictou Landing First Nation.There is much to wade through in the documents Northern Pulp submitted to Nova Scotia Environment o
I am a child and adolescent psychiatrist and I live a 10-minute drive from Pictou Landing First Nation (PLFN) and Boat Harbour. My sub-specialty training included studying and treating the effects of environmental toxins on the developing brain. There are many toxins that affect the brain; however, I will focus on methyl mercury and particulate matter 2.5 (PM 2.5).