Nova Scotia Government Monitoring Smelly Emissions from Northern Pulp Mill

Area residents say the haze from the mill has a sulphur-like smell and drifts across the town. Photo: CBC

Aug. 7, 2014 (CBC News - Nova Scotia) - Peter MacKay, the MP for Central Nova, said the federal government is watching the "dire" situation at the Northern Pulp mill but would not weigh in on how to resolve the problem.

MacKay represents the area that includes Pictou, where locals have reported smog from the Abercrombie Point mill gets into their clothes, homes, cars and lungs. They say the haze from the mill has a sulphur-like smell and drifts across the town.

"The federal environment minister is aware as well of these concerns. And obviously the economic impact in Pictou County is something that is of great concern as well, having recently lost jobs at Michelin, Convergys," MacKay said [Aug. 5].

Go to the full story at CBC.ca: Northern Pulp mill situation is 'very dire' says Peter MacKay.

SOURCE: CBC (Canada)