JFK’s nephew joins local waste-water treatment firm’s board of directors
By Graeme Wood
VANCOUVER — Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will lend his environmental expertise to a Vancouver-based company that aims to clean up waste water across North America.
The prominent environmental lawyer and nephew of former U.S. president John F. Kennedy has joined the board of directors of Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc.
The firm removes polluting nutrients such as phosphates from waste water and turns them into commercial fertilizer using technology developed by and licensed from the University of B.C.
Ostara announced the appointment Wednesday to coincide with a visit by Kennedy to the company’s headquarters in downtown Vancouver.