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Cooling Pond Treatment - Field Demonstration Report
Author:
Earth Tech
Date: April 24, 2008
File Size: 15.8 MB
Description: Prior to full scale Solidification/Stabilization of Cooling Pond sediment, a field demonstration was instigated.
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Bench-Scale Treatability Testing South Pond
Author: Jacques Whitford
Date: August 2006
File Size: 771KB
Description: This report summarizes the bench-scale solidification/stabilization treatability testing program for representative samples of South Tar Pond sludge.
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Hazardous Materials Assessment Old SYSCO Cooling Pond Pump House
Author: Jacques Whitford
Date: August 2006
File Size: 491KB
Description: On April 17, 2006, Jacques Whitford was retained by Sydney Tar Ponds Agency to undertake a Hazardous Materials Assessment of the pump house located at the eastern edge of the SYSCO Cooling Pond. This report summarizes the objectives, sampling program and analytical results of this assessment and provides recommendations and conclusions based on the work conducted.
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Water and Sludge Sampling Former Septic Separator Tank Old SYSCO Cooling Pond
Author: Jacques Whitford
Date: August 2006
File Size: 1.55MB
Description: On April 27, 2006, Jacques Whitford was retained by the Sydney Tar Ponds Agency to collect water and sludge samples from a former septic separator tank located northwest of the old SYSCO Cooling Pond. This report discusses the objectives and analytical results of this sampling and offers recommendations and conclusions based on the work conducted.
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Preliminary Design Report - Remedial Predesign Project: Sydney Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens Sites
Author: Earth Tech/CBCL
Date: July 2006
File Size: 78MB
Description: The final preliminary design report prepared by Earth Tech and CBCL is the cleanup plan proposed by the Sydney Tar Ponds Agency for the Tar Ponds and the Coke Ovens sites. This report represents the culmination of a joint comments review effort undertaken by the Sydney Tar Ponds Agency, the Independent Engineer, federal agencies and Earth Tech and CBCL. It is a large, image-intensive document which you can download by sections from the Table of Contents below.

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Detailed Design and Construction Oversight for Realignment of Coke Oven Brook
Author: ADI Limited
Date: July 2005
File Size: 64.50MB
Description: This is the final design report for the construction of new channels for the Coke Ovens Brook, along with with related technical appendices. It is a large, technical document spanning 425 pages. You can download it by sections from the Table of Contents below.


Table of Contents and Sections 1-2 (7.1 MB)


Section 3 (10.0 MB)

Section 4 (2.7 MB)
List of References (114.5 KB)
Appendix A-C (6.3 MB)
Appendix D (Part 1 of 2) (10.1 MB)
Appendix D (Part 2 of 2) (6.3 MB)
Appendix E-J (6.9 MB)
Appendix K-P (10.9 MB)
RPT001final.pdf (448 KB)
Appendix A (AMEC)-Dust and VOC Action Levels (87 KB)


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Coke Ovens Brook Realignment - Summary Report - Report No. (24) 0962-074.1
Author: ADI Limited
Date: July 2005
File Size: 956KB
Description: Summary of final engineering report for the Coke Ovens Brook realignment.
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Remediation of the Sydney Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens Sites - Project Description - Entire document
Author: AMEC Earth & Environmental Limited
Date: February 2005
File Size: 15.37MB
Description: The proposed remediation plan will undergo an environmental assessment required by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and the Nova Scotia Environment Act. This document, known as the project description, serves two important functions in the federal environmental assessment process: 1) to determine the need for an environmental assessment; and 2) to promote efficient coordination of the environmental assessment.
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Remediation of the Sydney Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens Sites - Project Description - Executive Summary
Author: AMEC Earth & Environmental Limited
Date: February 2005
File Size: 2.05MB
Description: The proposed remediation plan will undergo an environmental assessment required by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and the Nova Scotia Environment Act. This document, known as the project description, serves two important functions in the federal environmental assessment process: 1) to determine the need for an environmental assessment; and 2) to promote efficient coordination of the environmental assessment.
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Remediation of the Sydney Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens Sites - Project Description - Appendix B
Author: AMEC Earth & Environmental Limited
Date: February 2005
File Size: 5.77MB
Description: AMEC Earth & Environmental was requested by the STPA to develop and implement a process to select a suitable site for a temporary PCB incinerator. This report summarizes the site selection process, and the results of this process.
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Environmental Management Plan
Author: AMEC Earth & Environmental Ltd.
Date: December 2004
File Size: 1.52MB
Description: Environmental Management Plan for the Muggah Creek Remediation Project covers the activities related to construction work which may result in environmental impacts. The plan outlines steps to be taken to mitigate the impacts.
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Project Description - Coke Ovens Brook Realignment - Leachate Collection & Transmission System
Author: ADI Limited
Date: December 2004
File Size: 14.05MB
Description: This report describes the Coke Ovens Brook Realignment project, including its location, the general nature of the work, the existing environment, regulatory requirements, and environmental considerations. The report was prepared to satisfy a requirement of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act for a document that describes the work to be carried out.
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Concept Level Design of Disposal Options for the SYSCO Cooling Pond
Author: CBCL Ltd
Date: September 2004
File Size: 3.47MB
Description: This report assesses various methods to clean up the sludge contained in the Cooling Pond. The report concludes that solidification and stabilization is the most acceptable solution.
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Bioremediation Assessment
Author: Mark King, Conestoga Rovers-MGI
Date: July 2004
File Size: 197KB
Description: This report evaluates various bioremediation techniques for destroying organic contaminants, and the effectiveness of these methods at the Tar Ponds and the Coke Ovens. The report concludes that Tar Ponds sediments are not favorable for bioremediation, but bioremediation may be successful on shallow contaminated soils at the Coke Ovens.
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Realignment of Coke Ovens Brook, Phase I-Evaluation and Conceptual Design, Final Report
Author: Dillon Consulting
Date: July 2004
File Size: 47.61MB
Description: This report presents an analysis of the realignment options for Coke Ovens Brook. The analysis involved an evaluation of the effect of each option on groundwater flow patterns plus a review of the practicality of construction of the options. The overall objective was to establish two feasible options for realignment to minimize the impact to the surface water by contaminated groundwater from the Sydney Landfill and Coke Ovens Site. One option was then recommended to be carried forward to Phase II.
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Memorandum of Agreement between Canada and Nova Scotia
Author: Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia
Date: May 2004
File Size: 6.07MB
Description: On 14 May 2004, the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia signed this Memorandum of Agreement committing $400-million to a cost-shared cleanup of the Sydney Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens.
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Remedial Action Objectives and Site-Specific Target Levels-Coke Ovens Site
Author:
Conestoga-Rovers & Associates
Date: September 2003
File Size: 7.58 MB
Description: This report presents the Remedial Actions Objectives (RAOs) and Site-Specific Target Levels (SSTLs) developed for the Coke Ovens Site and Coke Oven Brook Connector. RAOs are medium-specific goals for protecting human health and the environment. SSTLs represent the maximum concentration of a chemical that could remain in an environmental medium without resulting in the prediction of an unacceptable risk. The RAOs and SSTLs will be used in the evaluation of remedial alternatives to be completed by the Remedial Action Evaluation Report (RAER) Consultant.
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Remedial Action Evaluation Report (RAER) - Coke Ovens Site - Report No. 012463
Author: CBCL ~ ENSR International
Date: February 2003
File Size: 24.18MB
Description: In 2001, the firm of CBCL Limited, in association with ENSR International (CBCL-ENSR), was contracted to undertake a Remedial Action Evaluation Report (RAER) of technologies appropriate to the cleanup of contamination at the Muggah Creek Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens Sites. The RAER project was organized around two separate but linked reports, one for the Coke Ovens Site and one for the Tar Ponds Site. This Report summarizes the technology evaluation process and provides recommendations for cleanup options for the Coke Ovens Site.
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Remedial Action Evaluation Reprt (RAER) - Tar Ponds Site - Report No. 012463
Author: CBCL ~ ENSR International
Date: February 2003
File Size: 27.53MB
Description: In 2001, the firm of CBCL Limited, in association with ENSR International (CBCL-ENSR), was contracted to undertake a Remedial Action Evaluation Report (RAER) of technologies appropriate to the cleanup of contamination at the Muggah Creek Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens Sites. The RAER project was organized around two separate but linked reports, one for the Coke Ovens Site and one for the Tar Ponds Site. This Report summarizes the technology evaluation process and provides recommendations for cleanup options for the Tar Ponds Site.
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Technology Demonstration Report
Author: Vaughan Engineering
Date: October 2002
File Size: 15.31MB
Description: This report summarizes the results of a program that carried out bench scale tests of various cleanup technologies on small samples of Tar Ponds sludge.
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Sydney Landfill Closure - 100% Design Report
Author: Vaughan ~ GEMTEC Limited
Date: May 2001
File Size: 9.11MB
Description: This report documents the final design and includes comments from the PMC and regulatory authorities on previous submissions.
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Development of Interim Separation Zones - Former Coke Ovens Site - Final Draft
Author: AGRA Earth & Environmental Limited
Date: September 2000
File Size: 5.95MB
Description: This report presents the results of a study by AGRA Earth & Environmental Limited to develop and define appropriate interim separation zones associated with potential surface clean-up activities at the former Coke Ovens Site. The intended purpose of interim separation zones is to ensure adequate separation between the potential surface clean-up activities and adjacent land uses.
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Sydney Landfill Pre-Design Closure Plan - JWEL Project No. NSD 14520-5
Author: Jacques Whitford Consulting Engineers
Date: April 2000
File Size: 4.31MB
Description: This document represents the Closure Plan for the Sydney Landfill at a pre-design or conceptual level.
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PCB Delineation & Remedial Options for the Muggah Creek Containment Project
Author: JWEL-IT Joint Venture
Date: May 1996
File Size: 6.49MB
Description: This report initially provides a summary discussion of the extent of PCB contamination in North and South Ponds and then undertakes evaluation of PCB remedial options.
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Sydney Tar Pond Engineering Design - Interim Report - Geotechnical Investigation
Author: Acres Consulting Services Limited
Date: June 1984
File Size: 2.19MB
Description: Results from field investigations, supervised by Acres personnel between May 29 and June 12, 1984. It consisted of exploratory drilling, sampling and the installation of piezometers.
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Sydney Tar Pond Remediation - Phase I - Final Report
Author: Acres Consulting Services Limited
Date: May 1984
File Size: 2.13MB
Description: This report presents the results of Phase I-Preliminary Assessment of the Problem. It includes an evaluation of the data available, the definition of data needed, and a work program for the collection and analysis of additional data in Phase II.
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