CBC Docs POV The Mill New

CBC Docs POV The Mill New

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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