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Petitioning Premier of Nova Scotia Darrell Dexter and 17 others

Clean up the Pictou County Pulp Mill

For almost 50 years, Pictou County, has been living with the toxic emissions of our pulp mill. We want accountability. We want this pollution stopped!!!

The pulp industry is the third largest polluter in Canada.  The mill in Pictou County turns more than 100 million liters of clean fresh water into toxic soup EVERY DAY.  Provincially, Pictou County residents continue to have the highest rates of cardiovascular disease, respiratory illness, and certain cancers - all of which are known consequences of pulp mill emissions.  Studies conducted by area doctors and various government departments over the years all seem to name a local bleached kraft pulp mill as the most likely source.  And, the problems are arguably more pronounced in the community of Pictou Landing.  The once pristine water in Boat Harbour has become foul-smelling, foamy, brown toxic stews of dioxins, furans, and heavy metals as a result of decades of mill effluent. 

Public pressure can effect change in the industry.  You are the public.  Demand accountability.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Premier of Nova Scotia
    Darrell Dexter
  • Sinar Mas
    Eka Tjipta Widjaja
  • Minister of Health and Wellness
    Honourable David A.Wilson
  • Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism
    Hon Percy Paris
  • MLA for Pictou West, Nova Scotia
    Hon Charlie Parker
  • Nova Scotia Health Minister,
    Hon Dave Wilson
  • Pictou Centre
    Hon Ross Landry
  • Pictou East
    Hon Clarrie MacKinnon
  • MP for Central Nova Scotia
    The Honourable Peter Mackay
  • Minister of Environment
    Hon Sterling Belliveau
  • Nova Scotia Liberal Party
    Nova Scotia Liberal Party
  • PC Leader PC Party
    Jamie Baillie
  • Northern Pulp
    Don Breen
  • Federal Ministry of Fisheries
    The Honourable Shea
  • Federal Minister of the Environment
    The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq
  • Paper Excellence
    Paper Excellence
  • Asian Pulp and Paper APP
    Asian Pulp and Paper APP
  • Chairman of the board of Northern Resources Nova Scotia Corporation (Owner of Northern Pulp)
    John Hamm

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