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MONCTON, NB – October 27, 2014 – Petitcodiac Riverkeeper is concerned by the demand made by Atlantic Industrial Services (AIS) to dispose of 30 million litres of treated water in Dieppe’s municipal sewer system originating from its facility in Debert, Nova Scotia. Petitcodiac Riverkeeper is adamant that New Brunswick’s Department of Environment and Local Government should reject this proposal.
(See backgrounder issued by the City of Dieppe: Project to dispose of treated water in municipal sewer system.)
Petitcodiac Riverkeeper says it does not have sufficient information regarding the components of the treated water. The organization is concerned about the possibility that the water might harm local citizen’s health as well as the environment.
The lack of information from independent sources regarding the request made by AIS is a major concern for Petitcodiac Riverkeeper. The organization demands that further information be provided and, until this happens, strongly opposes disposal of water in New Brunswick originating from outside sources.
Petitcodiac Riverkeeper is a non-profit organization. Its main objective is to restore the ecological health of the Petitcodiac and Memramcook River watersheds, including the Shepody Bay estuary, located in southeastern New Brunswick. The Petitcodiac Riverkeeper is part investigator, scientist, educator and advocate. The Petitcodiac Riverkeeper acts as a public voice for our waterways, protecting our right to clean water and a healthy watershed.