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The proposed Alberta-Pacific pulp mill : report of the EIA Review Board

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Although the proposed mill would be one of the least polluting bleached kraft pulp mills in the world, and even though it would have economic benefits associated with it, the Review Board recommends that it not be approved at this time. The major reason for this recommendation is the effluent which would be discharged to the Athabasca River, and in particular, its content of chlorinated organic compounds and the cumulative effects this effluent and that from other mills would have on the Athabasca-Peace River system. The Alberta-Pacific would use technology which would reduce the chlorinated organic compounds to a low concentration. However, the limited available data indicate that there are already measurable amounts of dioxins and furans in fish in the river system near existing mills and extending to more than 1000 km downstream.

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Alberta-Pacific EIA environmental impact assessment pulp mill

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Extent

131 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Environment (1971-1992,1999-2011)

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

1990-03-01

Date Added

2015-07-15T19:43:18.541327

Date Modified

1990-03-01

Date Issued

1990-03-01

Date Archived

2015-06-01

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Contact

Contact Name

Environment and Sustainable Resource Development