Respiratory ailments seem linked to tar ponds

Letter by Margaret Hunter
Cape Breton Post
Fri., Sept. 3, 2010

A lot of us in the north end of Sydney have been getting a cough, and what seems like a cold. Quite a few have had it for three or so months; I am almost four months. One woman has developed asthma.

The smell has been terrible. When the block party was held on Charlotte Street, you could hardly breathe. I know, because I was there. This is because of the work on the tar ponds.

Can anyone tell me why we were not told this would happen when work started?

Margaret Hunter