Who's reponsible for tar ponds mistakes if not engineers, experts?
Letter by Debbie Ouellette
Cape Breton Post
Sat., Feb. 21, 2009
A few weeks ago, we heard there were more problems at the tar ponds
project. The barrier wall that was built at the mouth of the tar ponds
used material that did not meet specifications. Why wasn't the first
truckload of this material stopped before the project began? Why was it
allowed to finish using the wrong materials? It may cost $1 million to fix
this problem. There was also a problem with another barrier wall on the
coke ovens site that didn't meet quality control standards. Why are
problems like these allowed to happen? The Sydney Tar Ponds Agency pays an
independent engineer with Conestoga-Rovers to oversee the project, as well
as many other engineers and consultants and "experts," yet this is allowed
to happen. Who is responsible for these expensive mistakes? Does anybody
know what's going on over there?