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This policy aims at encouraging and stimulating the development of secondary processing in New Brunswick while sustaining the existing employment levels at current peat operations. The policy also seeks to ensure that peat extraction is conducted in a manner that will not negatively impact future utilization or rehabilitation of the land. In New Brunswick, 19 companies are operating on 38 sites mainly located in northeastern and eastern parts of the province. They are employing a work force totalling 250 full time and 1,000 seasonal workers. Last year, the Province shipped 13 million standard bales or 408,000 tonnes of peat and peat-based products on world-wide markets, principally in the United States and in Japan. The value of these shipments is estimated at $98 million.

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Regions: New Brunswick, Canada

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