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Alton Natural Gas Storage Project

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In October 2021, we announced the decision to decommission the Alton Natural Gas Storage Project. We’ve submitted our plan for decommissioning to the Province of Nova Scotia and we’re beginning the process to gather public feedback on our proposed approach.

To provide feedback on the plan, you can:

  • Send an email with your comments to [email protected]. Please share your comments in the text of the email; do not include attachments
  • Send a letter with your comments to:
    Alton Natural Gas Storage, P.O. Box 70, Stewiacke, NS, B0N 2J0

Please include your name, address and phone number with your submission. See submission fact sheet for additional information.

The deadline to submit comments is by end of day Tuesday, January 25, 2022.

Read the decommissioning plan (PDF 6MB)

Read the appendices to the decommissioning plan (PDF 6MB)
The appendices include examples of similar decommissioning projects

Read the decommissioning plan (with appendices included) (PDF 26MB)

Read the decommissioning plan Q & A

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Next steps for Alton

Our plan for decommissioning the Alton Natural Gas Storage Project has been submitted to the Province of Nova Scotia.

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Safety first

Safety is a core value at Alton and integral to how we operate every day. Our project sites are work areas open only to Alton staff and approved contractors.

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We are committed to being good stewards of the environment. It’s a fundamental part of how we do business at Alton.

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  • Learn about environmental monitoring
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We are proud to be a part of the local community, and we are committed to meaningful and open engagement with our neighbours, local Indigenous peoples and all our project stakeholders. We invest in projects and programs to help strengthen the communities where we live, work and do business.

In this section:

  • Learn about our Community Liaison Committee
  • Read more about our engagement with the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia
  • Explore the community projects we support

Community Involvement

Mi’kmaq engagement

We are committed to building long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous communities that recognize and respect Indigenous and Treaty rights, individual values and traditions.

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