Monitoring Pulp and Paper Mills in British Columbia:
A Citizens' Handbook (1997)
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By Stefan Ochman, A Reach for Unbleached! Publication, 1997 ISBN 0-9680431-1-9, 118 pgs, Out of Print.
This handbook was developed from the background papers for 10 MillWatch workshops held around British Columbia in 1996. It was intended to foster communication between grassroots groups and technical experts around emissions from pulp and paper mills and to increase the efficiency of local citizens in their efforts to lobby government and industry to protect environmental and health conditions in their communities.
An overview of federal and provincial regulations and monitoring requirements is provided for effluents, air emissions and solid wastes. Tables summarizing effluent and air emissions for 13 mills in British Columbia Canada were published for the first time. (see the new BC Mill Tour, scheduled for completion in 2006.)
Five case studies of community involvement in monitoring are examined. A section on missing monitoring programs is intended to help citizens in their questions to mill personnel and government staff.
Read chapters of the Citizens' Handbook on the web (their links are also above). Note that although the handbook was published in 1997, there has been no substantive changes to Canadian federal regulations since that time and no strengthening of provincial rules either.