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Northern Pulp effluent decision ‘to be based on science’, Nova Scotia minister says; puts taxpayers at risk says scholar

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Northern Pulp effluent decision ‘to be based on science’, Nova Scotia minister says; puts taxpayers at risk says scholar

December 16, 2019 - 12:16
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ST. JOHN'S, NF, Dec. 16, 2019 (CBC) -Nova Scotia Environment Minister Gordon Wilson insisted Thursday his decision on whether to grant Northern Pulp permission to build a new effluent treatment plan will hinge on science and not the potential impact it will have on the mill's future.

But Wilson also admitted that potential job losses as a result of the Pictou County pulp mill's shutdown could play a part in what will likely be the biggest decision he'll ever make as environment minister.

"Certainly I think that would be my responsibility, but again my responsibility is also to ensure that there needs to be science and best evidence that supports any decision," he told reporters following a cabinet meeting.

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