Impacts & Issues: Regulation and Enforcement
BC's standards for organochlorine discharges from pulp mills are lower than Sweden, Finland and much of Europe. In addition, pulp mill regulations in BC are far less stringent than US regulations when it comes to air emissions and discharges of other toxic substances. Even so, pulp mills in BC have routinely exceeded their Ministry of Environment pollution permits - with little consequence to the mills.
BC Government Repeals Zero Discharge Standard - July 2002
The Final Non-Compliance Report? - Nov. 2001
Alas, Pulp Pollution is Still With Us – Opinion Editorial, October 17, 2000 (Pulp Pollution Day)
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? - BC's Pulp Mills Not Sheepish When It Comes To Breaking the Law - June 23, 2000
Proposed Canada-Wide Standard Sanctions Pulp Mill Poisons: BC's coastal mills create one fifth of all the dioxin in Canada - March 27, 2000
Highlights of the Decision re: Pacifica Papers Mill (Powell River) - Jan. 2000
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