A county councillor says he’s disappointed that Nova Scotia Power has chosen to continue burning coal and is asking the government to put a stop to it in the future.

 

Prompted by news of a new generator installed at NSP’s Trenton Generating Station, Coun. Allister MacDonald successfully moved that council send a letter to the province requesting legislation, “that NSP has 20 -25 years to come up with another source of electricity for the province.”

 

MacDonald represents District 10, which includes the community of Hillside, near the generating station. The veteran councillor said air pollution has been a problem in the area for decades, both in the fly ash known to cover the area, but also in other chemicals which aren’t so easily seen.