Incendiary objects placed on the Northvolt site: “We vigorously condemn this cowardly attempt”

Incendiary objects placed on the Northvolt site: “We vigorously condemn this cowardly attempt”
Incendiary objects placed on the Northvolt site: “We vigorously condemn this cowardly attempt”

Incendiary objects were placed last weekend under machinery on the site of the future Northvolt battery factory in Montérégie, according to the company which denounces such an act.

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“We vigorously condemn this cowardly attempt which aims to frighten our teams and force us to interrupt our project,” responded Paolo Cerruti, president and CEO of Northvolt North America, in a press release.

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In the document sent to the media, the company first spoke of homemade bombs, then clarified that they were rather incendiary objects.

The triggering devices on these objects did not work, according to the Swedish company, which sees this as a new attempt to try to slow down the controversial work on the Saint-Basile-le-Grand site.

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“We will not tolerate this kind of behavior. We are in close contact with the police and will spare no effort to ensure the safety and tranquility of our workers,” said Mr. Cerruti.

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Acts of vandalism were also perpetrated in the offices of the Urban Wood Development Center, in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, an NPO mandated by Northvolt to carry out deforestation and tree recovery work.

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In the morning, The newspaper reported some of the anticipated effects of the future Northvolt recycling plant, according to a document prepared by the Swedish company for the environmental study of the project, namely a “change in air quality”, a “ degradation of surface water quality” and an increase in ambient noise and road traffic.

-With the QMI Agency and Marc-André Gagnon

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