JAG co-ordinator to leave group
Halifax Chronicle Herald, February 19, 1999
SYDNEY - One of the key people working to solve Sydney's toxic
waste problems is calling it quits.
Mike Britten, program co-ordinator of the Joint Action Group, will
not be reoffering when his term expires May 31.
"I've been there from the start," he said.
The citizens advisory group was formed in 1996 by the three levels
of government to address the mammoth cleanup of the Sydney
Steel coke ovens site and the Sydney tar ponds. The sites hold
waste generated over more than a century of steelmaking.
Mr. Britten was seconded from the Coast Guard College to serve
as the chief administrator as the group painfully laid out the
framework under which the advisory group would operate.
He didn't offer a reason for leaving the group.
"It takes a lot of time, long hours and some very hard hours, and
we'll just leave it at that," he said.
He says he plans to resume his director's role at the Coast Guard
College and pursue other interests outside environmental issues.
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