Meeting tonight on JAG changes |
SYDNEY - The Joint Action Group will hold an impromptu round-table meeting
tonight to discuss a draft proposal for a scaled-down version of the group that
could take over in September.
Federal and provincial officials asked JAG for the proposal at the group's
annual meeting in June.
The government-backed citizens advisory group was created in 1996 to allow the
community to decide how to clean up Sydney's two toxic waste sites, the tar
ponds and coke ovens sites.
When JAG made its official cleanup recommendation to the federal and provincial
governments in the spring, members were told their mandate had been fulfilled
and the group's funding would be cut off after Sept. 18.
At the time both levels of government said they would continue to engage the
public on the cleanup process, but did not say how.
The proposed mini-Joint Action Group would act as a liaison between government
and the public during the run-up to the actual cleanup work two years from now.
It calls for 10 community members. Organizations in the community could also