Remedial Options Working Group motion moves to Steering meeting on Wednesday, May 14th

From: Janet Gnatiuk
To: 'JAG General Distribution-Undisclosed'
Sent: Monday, May 12, 2003 9:05 AM
Subject: Remedial Options Working Group Motion

Dear Members:
Below please find the ROWG motion, which will be brought forward at the Steering meeting on Wednesday, May 14th.


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 it 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.

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.


Janet Gnatiuk
Executive Assistant
Joint Action Group
320 Esplanade
Sydney, NS B1P 7B9