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Pictou Landing FN Erect Blockade Over Northern Pulp Mill Effluent Spill

Mi'kmaq protest effluent spill near Pictou Landing FN, June 10, 2014.

Mi’kmaq protest effluent spill near Pictou Landing FN, June 10, 2014.

by Clayton Thomas-Muller, Intercontinental Cry,  on June 10, 2014

Mi’kmak’i Territory (Nova Scotia) – Jonathan Beadle, member of Pictou Landing First Nation was documenting the major pollution site on his traditional territory around 7:30 pm on June 9, 2014 when discovered that the primary pipeline carrying effluent from Northern Pulp and Paper into Boat Harbour was not operating. This pipeline was built for moving the effluent created by the toxic industrial process of pulping of wood into paper to be dumped untreated into Boat Harbour. Boat Harbour is a historical fishing site to the local First Nations as well as a sacred site due to the proximity of burial grounds located directly under where the mill built the pipeline.

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