Eleven pulp mills circle the Straits of Georgia and Juan de Fuca. New technology in recent years has decreased their impacts on the environment. But pulp mills still continue to damage our air, water and soil:
- they consume large quantities of fresh water
- they discharge toxic waste into the air and water
- they are BC's leading source of airborne dioxins and furans, the most toxic substances known
- their effluents (liquid wastes) are a source of endocrine-disrupting chemicals, neurotoxins and other dangerous contaminants
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