Pulp Mills

iStock_000005245691_Large-1Pulp mills still circle the Straits of Georgia and Juan de Fuca and although new technology in recent years has decreased the impacts of these mills on the environment,  they continue to cause harm to 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

Pulp mill effluents (liquid wastes) are also a source of endocrine-disrupting chemicals, neurotoxins and other dangerous contaminants.