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New Industrial Approval Issued To Northern Pulp

Environment

January 30, 2015 10:43 AM

ENVIRONMENT--New Industrial Approval Issued To Northern Pulp
The Department of Environment has issued a new industrial approval to Northern Pulp in Pictou County. The approval or operating licence replaces the existing one which expired today, Jan 30.

Lac Thomas, Municipalité régionale d'Halifax

Environment

January 15, 2015 5:22 PM

ENVIRONNEMENT--Avis sur la sécurité de l'eau--Lac Thomas, Municipalité régionale d'Halifax
Un accident de la route, qui a eu lieu le mercredi 14 janvier, a entraîné le déversement d'une petite quantité de mazout de chauffage dans un égout pluvial situé le long de la route, près du lac Thomas, dans la Municipalité régionale d'Halifax. Le lac Thomas est situé entre Waverley et Fall River.

Water Advisory - Lake Thomas, Halifax Regional Municipality

Environment

January 15, 2015 5:19 PM

ENVIRONMENT--Water Advisory - Lake Thomas, Halifax Regional Municipality
A motor vehicle accident Wednesday, Jan. 14, resulted in a small amount of furnace oil being released into the roadside stormwater system near the west of Lake Thomas, Halifax Regional Municipality. Lake Thomas is between Waverley and Fall River.

20 Wilderness Areas, Nature Reserves Legally Protected

Environment

December 15, 2014 2:47 PM

ENVIRONMENT--20 Wilderness Areas, Nature Reserves Legally Protected
The government is legally protecting 20 sites as wilderness areas or nature reserves, more than 14,000 hectares.

Conseils de sécurité pendant et après une inondation

Environment

December 11, 2014 2:55 PM

BUREAU DE GESTION DES URGENCES/ENVIRONNEMENT--Conseils de sécurité pendant et après une inondation
Le Bureau de gestion des urgences recommande aux Néo-Écossais qui sont dans les régions touchées par des inondations de prendre certaines mesures de sécurité en ce qui a trait à l'utilisation de l'eau de puits et au nettoyage de leur maison après une inondation.

Safety Tips for During, After a Flood

Environment

December 11, 2014 2:52 PM

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE/ENVIRONMENT--Safety Tips for During, After a Flood
The Emergency Management Office is advising Nova Scotians in areas affected by flooding to review safety tips on using well water and cleaning up a home after a flood.

Northern Pulp's Draft Industrial Approval Posted

Environment

December 1, 2014 1:10 PM

ENVIRONMENT--Northern Pulp's Draft Industrial Approval Posted
The Department of Environment has posted a draft of the industrial approval being developed for Northern Pulp. The mill's existing approval expires on Jan. 30.

Government Responds to Private Soil Tests

Environment

November 28, 2014 10:04 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/ENVIRONMENT--Government Responds to Private Soil Tests
A review of testing results of soil samples taken in Boat Harbour, Pictou Co., shows the levels of mercury and most other chemicals are within acceptable limits.

Northern Pulp Stack Test Results Posted

Environment

November 28, 2014 9:36 AM

ENVIRONMENT--Northern Pulp Stack Test Results Posted
The Department of Environment today, Nov. 28, posted stack test results from the Northern Pulp mill in Pictou County.

New Air Quality Requirements for Nova Scotia's Electricity Sector

Environment

November 21, 2014 10:02 AM

ENVIRONMENT--New Air Quality Requirements for Nova Scotia's Electricity Sector
Regulations coming into effect next year will create new emission limits for the electricity sector for the next 15 years.

Wastewater Request Approved

Environment

October 28, 2014 10:06 AM

ENVIRONMENT--Wastewater Request Approved
Government has authorized a request from Atlantic Industrial Services to dispose of another five million litres of treated hydraulic fracturing wastewater.

Wastewater Pilot Results Posted

Environment

October 23, 2014 2:58 PM

ENVIRONMENT--Wastewater Pilot Results Posted
Results of a pilot project with hydraulic fracturing wastewater from Atlantic Industrial Services in Debert have been posted by the Department of Environment.

Northern Pulp Stack Testing Underway

Environment

October 20, 2014 2:41 PM

ENVIRONMENT--Northern Pulp Stack Testing Underway
A second set of stack tests at the Northern Pulp mill have begun.

Northern Pulp Stack Test Results Posted

Environment

September 26, 2014 11:52 AM

ENVIRONMENT--Northern Pulp Stack Test Results Posted
The Environment Department has posted the Northern Pulp mill's stack test results today, Sept. 26.

Nova Scotia Makes Climate Change a Focus

Environment

September 12, 2014 5:11 PM

ENVIRONMENT--Nova Scotia Makes Climate Change a Focus
Environment Minister Randy Delorey is applauding a decision by his colleagues to keep climate change at the forefront of the national agenda.

Funding Will Help Communities Better Understand Flood Risks, Solutions

Environment

August 29, 2014 12:00 PM

ENVIRONMENT--Funding Will Help Communities Better Understand Flood Risks, Solutions
NOTE: A list of projects follows this release.
Government is providing a total of $147,500 to communities to investigate the causes of flooding and explore solutions.

Minister Issues Order to Northern Pulp

Environment

August 21, 2014 10:50 AM

PREMIER'S OFFICE/ENVIRONMENT--Minister Issues Order to Northern Pulp
Environment Minister Randy Delorey has issued a Ministerial Order today, Aug. 21, to ensure that Northern Pulp takes measures to reduce air quality emissions that exceed approved limits under the Environment Act.

Carbon Capture, Storage Will Need Environmental Approvals

Environment

August 15, 2014 9:19 AM

ENVIRONMENT--Carbon Capture, Storage Will Need Environmental Approvals
The Department of Environment has changed its regulations to add carbon capture and storage to the list of activities that need an industrial approval.

Exercise Caution with Surface Water Sources

Environment

August 6, 2014 12:04 PM

ENVIRONMENT--Exercise Caution with Surface Water Sources
A water quality report on the Annapolis Valley watersheds is a reminder to be careful when using surface water.

Advisory Lifted for Blue-Green Algae Bloom in Lake Torment

Environment

July 18, 2014 9:43 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/ENVIRONMENT--Advisory Lifted for Blue-Green Algae Bloom in Lake Torment
The advisory against recreational use of Lake Torment in East Dalhousie, Kings Co., has been lifted. It has been in place since June 27 due to a potential blue-green algae bloom.

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