Erin Brockovich pipes up on Northern Pulp

Famous consumer advocate issues statement on her Facebook Page

Staff ~ The News
Published on September 3, 2014

TC Media The famous American consumer advocate and environmentalist Erin Brockovich has taken to Facebook to speak out against Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corp.

Today I stand with our friends from the," she wrote. "Everyday counts. Demand action."

The statement calls for the people of Pictou and the surrounding areas to contact Premier Stephen McNeil to address their concerns.

Brockovich indicated on her website over a year ago on her website that she received a high number of inquiries from people in Pictou County regarding Northern Pulp.

"The massive international polluter, Northern Pulp, emits 63 per cent of all the PM 2.5 in Nova Scotia; more than every other company combined. They are No. 6 on the list of all of Canada’s top polluters, destroying the community’s quality of life significantly."

She indicated that the alleged negative health effects of the pulp mill, such as asthma, nausea, burning eyes, headaches and other respiratory symptoms, can't continue.

"It is all connected people. You pollute our air, which pollutes our soil, which pollutes our lakes and streams, which pollutes our drinking water," she wrote.

She expressed her sadness that this was taking place in a country like Canada and that the people of Nova Scotia deserve better

"Wake up, eh?"

Read more about the controversy around Northern Pulp here.