NSPI should state position on sludge
Letter to editor from Elaine Fraser
Cape Breton Post
Saturday, Aug. 30, 2003
Why is Nova Scotia Power Inc.
(Emera) keeping such a low profile?
Some weeks ago I talked to Margaret
Murphy, public relations officer
for Nova Scotia Power. I stated
my concern again to her of the possibility
that NSP would burn toxic sludge
from the Sydney tar ponds.
Ms. Murphy assured me Nova
Scotia Power was not approached to
burn the sludge nor was it interested
in doing so. I asked Ms. Murphy
if the company would make a public
statement, stating this fact.
I explained to her it would mean a lot
to the people of the surrounding
communities of the Point Aconi
generating plant if the company
made such a statement.
I reminded her that Nova Scotia
Power insists it wants to keep a
good relationship with the community.
But Nova Scotia Power insists it
has no intention of burning sludge,
and so therefore it doesn't have to
make a statement.
As long as the company refuses
to make a statement, I and the community
consider it a possibility that
Nova Scotia Power will try to burn
It leaves a real question in my
mind. If it is not an issue for Nova
Scotia Power, why then will NSPI
not state its position publicly?