Northvolt Risks much greater than for the environment

70% of the local population supports Northvolt Six

According to a new Léger survey, more than two thirds (70%) of the population of the municipalities bordering Montérégie are in favor of the Northvolt Six project.

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“This support rises to 80% among residents of McMasterville and Saint-Basile-le-Grand, the towns that will host the new factory,” we can read in Northvolt’s press release.

Recall that on February 13, the Swedish company had received approval from Saint-Basile-le-Grand to begin land preparation work for the construction of its battery factory.

Nevertheless, according to the Léger survey, 60% of citizens are confident that the battery industry will meet its environmental obligations and in consultation with host communities. 66% also agree that a BAPE would have been necessary for the project.

The survey was conducted from February 2 to 8, 2024 among 500 residents of Saint-Basile-le-Grand, McMasterville, Beloeil, Saint-Hilaire, Otterburn Park and Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville.