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Pulp mill shutdown not what P.E.I. fishermen were seeking


The Northern Pulp mill at Abercombie Point, Pictou County, as seen from above. Northern Pulp, August 21, 2014
The Northern Pulp mill at Abercombie Point, Pictou County, as seen from above. Northern Pulp, August 21, 2014 - The Chronicle Herald

The president of the Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association says the industry really wasn’t looking to have Pictou County’s Northern Pulp shut down its pulp mill.

Bobby Jenkins says industry wanted the pulp mill to come up with an alternate plan to the one that would pipe effluent into the Northumberland Strait. 

"We said from Day One, we weren’t looking to shut the mill down and for people to lose their jobs. We were looking for alternative solutions.

“Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Northern Pulp is going to come up with an alternative,” Jenkins commented in his report to the recent annual meeting of the Prince County Fishermen’s Association.


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