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NS mill sale hinges on biomass, power costs


July 19, 2012
By CBC.ca

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July 19, 2012, Port Hawkesbury, NS - The sale of a mill in Nova Scotia hinges on the running of a biomass generator, despite the fact that doing so could cost taxpayers more than they will gain from having the mill reopen.

According to an article on CBC.ca, Nova Scotia Power built a $200-million boiler to supply renewable electricity to the grid and steam for the mill, which was formerly owned by NewPage. That burner remains a crucial part of Pacific West Commercial Corporation's plans to reopen the mill, because it provides cheap steam to power the paper-making process.


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