Northern Pulp Project

Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation is proposing the transformation of its current mill and the construction, operation, and decommissioning of a new effluent treatment facility adjacent to its bleached kraft pulp mill, located at Abercrombie Point near Pictou, Nova Scotia. Treated effluent would be discharged through a new pipeline extending into Pictou Harbour.

Latest update

June 10, 2022 — The Minister of Environment and Climate Change has determined that the Northern Pulp Project proposed by Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation does not warrant designation under the Impact Assessment Act. The reasons for the Minister’s determination are provided in the Minister’s response.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
6 Minister's Response - June 10, 2022
4 Notice of Time Limit Resumption - April 21, 2022
3 Notice Time Limit Suspension with Reasons - April 1, 2022


Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
160 Elgin Street, 22nd Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3
Telephone: 613-957-0700 or 1-866-582-1884
Fax: 613-957-0862

  • Location

    • Abercrombie Point (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Waste Management
  • Assessment Status

  • Proponent

    Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Assessment not applicable
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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