CBC Docs POV The Mill

When the government of Nova Scotia announced that the Boat Harbour Effluent Treatment Facility would close on January 31, 2020, it was a huge win for the members of Pictou Landing First Nation. In 2014, a spill of untreated wastewater headed to the facility took place near a Mi’kmaq burial ground, prompting residents to set up a protest blockade that prevented the pipe from being repaired — and Nova Scotia’s largest pulp mill, the source of the effluent, from reopening. To end the standoff, the provincial government agreed to the community’s long-standing demand to close the toxic treatment facility that had poisoned their air, land and water for more than 50 years. The Mill takes an in-depth look at a community divided and a controversial decision.

  • 2019
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/13/2020
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