The Canadian Press

2007-01-28 | Tar Ponds Cleanup

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The federal and Nova Scotia governments announced a 400 million-dollar plan to bury the Sydney tar ponds and coke oven site. Environmentalists and local residents had worried the cleanup would include burning some of the toxic sludge, but that won't happen. Instead, officials said the ponds will be stabilized and solidified. Public Works Minister Michael Fortier said it's the best way to clean up the mess. (The project was expected to take seven years to complete.)

Date: 2007-01-28
Placeline: SYDNEY, Nova Scotia.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 17 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << both governments agreed that the use of incineration would have imposed unnecessary stress on your community the approach we have selected was also acceptable to the panel and Carries lower risks and greater benefits than incineration >>


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