Amended ROWG motion below moves to Roundtable meeting on May 28th

Preamble: JAG has provided the citizens of Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) with extensive information on potential cleanup technologies for the Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens site as outlined in the Remedial Action Evaluation Report (RAER).

A formal survey of the citizens of CBRM was subsequently conducted through workbook sessions. The results of more than 1,700 completed workbook survey are as follows:

The community feels very strongly that the Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens site remediation should not include capping and containment except for residual materials.

The Community most strongly endorses options that include co-burning.

Pre-treatment with any of soil washing, bioremediation, pyrolysis, or thermal desorption as examples, is also desirable as is enhances the positive aspects of the given options, and provides the most potential for community opportunities.

"On-Site" incineration has the least community support of the destruction technologies.

Motion (May 10, 03): BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Joint Action Group recommends to its government partners that removal and destruction technologies be employed to clean up the Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens site. As a result, full and thorough consideration must be given to implementing the chain of feasible technologies embodied in Tar Ponds Cleanup Options 3 and 4, and Coke Ovens Cleanup Options 3 and 4 as presented in the workbooks and more fully detailed in the Remedial Action Evaluation Report.