Erin Brockovich speaks out against N.S. pulp mill

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Erin Brockovich

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 north...eh," 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?"

Organizations: Northern Pulp Nova Scotia

Geographic location: Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Canada

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    September 03, 2014 - 11:25

    There are a lot more things more important than jobs . The first nations people over there are being sickened by the plant . They can't even work because so much pollution from it is making them listless .

  • vick
    September 03, 2014 - 08:17

    And she will pay the salaries of all those who lose their jobs when the plant closes and moves south? Not a chance!

    • Reality Chick
      September 03, 2014 - 11:29

      Those jobs mean nothing after everything is polluted and the earth becomes uninhabitable. Jobs will come and go. There is only one planet and if we don't take care of it guess what... This pulp mill has been a problem for years and it's time something was done.