at a Chlorine Dioxide Bleaching Kraft Pulp Mill: How much, from where, and what are the health implications?
Here's what happened in 1994: "At 1:10 in the morning of October 17, 1994, the MacMillan Bloedel pulp mill at Powell River experienced the worst chlorine accident in BC history. The top thirty feet of the wood stave vat storing final bleached pulp collapsed. Hurled projectiles ruptured two adjacent chlorine dioxide tanks, spilling 600,000 litres of chlorine dioxide, which was eventually pumped into the ocean. There were no human fatalities from the spill......" More from Winds of Warning
Norske Canada (now Catalyst Papers) has a campaign to ease British Columbia into acceptance of the burning of coal in its power boilers.
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the NPRI for free from the publications section of the Canadian Institute
for Environmental Law and Policy site at