Regulators OK sulphur plan proposed for Alberta

Alberta regulators say a sulphur forming plant proposed for an area northeast of Edmonton will likely not hurt people or the environment.

Alberta regulators say a sulphur forming plant proposed for an area northeast of Edmonton will likely not hurt people or the environment.

The Natural Resources Conservation Board says the Alberta Sulphur Terminals project is in the public interest.

But the board says the company must come up with a better emergency response plan before the plant can be built near Bruderheim. The proposal will now be forwarded to the Alberta Tory cabinet for approval. The plant would help deal with sulphur generated by heavy oil upgraders planned for the region.