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MacKenzie Chlorine Leak Capped

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In MacKenzie, the evacuation order that removed about 30 people from their homes yesterday has been lifted.

There has been concern in the community about an environmental disaster at a closed pulp mill for about a week now.

The idle Worthington Mill has had chlorine dixoide leaking from it and although it was thought to have been capped, the leak began again yesterday from a faucet on a large tank.

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That led to the precautionary evacuation and NDP Environment critic Shane Simpson, has labelled the mill a ticking time bomb…

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The mill was taken over by the province, after the former owners stopped paying employees and Environment Minister Barry Penner says it does not represent a public danger.

However, Mr. Simpsom says that without a major fix, at taxpayer expense, it’s a disaster waiting to happen…

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That noted he now says the government has no choice but to come up with an immediate concrete action plan.

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