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Northern Pulp fined $225K for 'toxic' pulp mill effluent leak


Northern Pulp has been fined $225,000 by a Pictou provincial court judge for the June 2014 leak of 47 millions of litres of "toxic" pulp mill effluent.

The pulp mill pleaded guilty earlier this year to a single charge under the Federal Fisheries Act. A 36-inch pipe carrying effluent from the mill — at Abercrombie Point — to treatment lagoons at Boat Harbour ruptured at Pictou Landing.

The mill waste spilled into a wetland and eventually into Boat Harbour.


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