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Remediation Of Sydney Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens Sites Draft Scoping Document
Author: Public Works and Government Services Canada
Date: February 2005
File Size: 3.68MB
Description: The Scoping Document sets forth the factors to be considered during the legally required environmental assessment of the cleanup plan. The public has until March 9, 2005, to comment on the Scoping Document.
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Summary of Blueberry Study
Author:
Health Canada and the Sydney Tar Ponds Agency
Date: August 2004
File Size: 87KB
Description: This is a brief summary of Dr. Beverly Hale's study comparing metal and PAH concentrations in low bush blueberries from Whitney Pier, North Sydney, and supermarket samples.
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Metal and PAH concentrations in low bush blueberry
Author: Dr. Beverly Hale, University of Guelph
Date: July 2004
File Size: 265KB
Description: This study compares the metal and PAH concentrations in low bush blueberries from Whitney Pier, North Sydney, and supermarket samples.
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Statistical Evaluation of Sydney Urban Soil Data
Author: Health Canada
Date: July 2004
File Size: 62KB
Description: This document provides a brief summary of the highly complex report of the Statistical Evaluation of Sydney Urban Soil Data.
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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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Statistical Evaluation of Sydney Urban Soil Data (NOCO+) - Sampling Program - Potential Public Health Implications
Author:
Medical Officer of Health Jeff Scott & District Regional Medical Officer of Health Charl Badenhorst
Date: April 2004
File Size: 122KB
Description: This report examines the public health implications of soil contamination in Sydney and makes recommendations for limiting public exposure to contaminants.
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Statistical Evaluation of Sydney Urban Soil Data - NOCO & Sampling Program - (NOCO) Risk Assessment Program
Author: JDAC Environmental Limited
Date: February 2004
File Size: 21.94MB
Description: This report uses statistical tools to evaluate differences in soil samples collected in various parts of Sydney and North Sydney.
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Phase III Environmental Site & Risk Assessments - Coke Ovens Site - Phase II/III Environmental Site Assessment - Muggah Creek Watershed - Volume I - Sections 1-9
Author:
JDAC Environmental Limited
Date: October 2002
File Size: 3.63MB
Description: Former Coke Ovens Site areas investigated during the Phase III Program, including the Domtar Area, Benzol Plant and Tanks Area, Coal Pile Runway and Coke Storage Area, and Coke Batteries and By-Products Building Area. Limited work, predominately involving surface soil and groundwater sampling, was also completed in the Mullins Bank and Non-Point Source Areas, and other areas outside the Coke Ovens Site. Conclusions related to the site investigation are provided on an area by area basis, with overall risk assessment and management conclusions presented at the end of the section.
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Environmental Effects and Remediation of Contaminants in Sydney Harbour, Nova Scotia
Author: Kenneth Lee, PhD, Bedford Institute of Oceanography
Date: March 2002
File Size: 2.55MB
Description: This TSRI project involved several oceanographic research expeditions in Sydney Harbour, Nova Scotia - one of the most hazardous toxic waste sites in Canada. Samples of sediments, water and biota were collected in order to determine the concentrations and partitioning of contaminants.
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Summary of the Muggah Creek Phase II Environmental Site Assessment
Author: JDAC Environmental Limited
Date: March 2002
File Size: 1.48MB
Description: A summary of the major findings of the Phase II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA).
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Lead and Arsenic Biological Testing Program in Residential Areas Near the coke Ovens Site
Author: Nova Scotia Deptartment of Health & the Cape Breton District Health Authority
Date: November 2001
File Size: 134KB
Description: This report provides the results of the biological testing program for lead and arsenic in Sydney, Nova Scotia. This program was carried out by the Nova Scotia Department of Health and the Cape Breton District Health Authority in the summer of 2001. The purpose of this testing program was to assess individual current exposure to lead and arsenic in the population living near the Coke Ovens site in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
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Surface Soil Study in North Sydney, NS, Canada: Statistical analysis
Author:
Maritime Statistical Analysis Inc.
Date: November 2001
File Size: 511KB
Description: Surface soil sampling was carried out in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, in 2001. BTEX/TPH, PAHs and metal concentrations where measured in 90 composite samples of surface soil. This report presents a statistical analysis of the concentrations of these analytes carried out to describe the range of concentrations found in this urban area, considered as a reference area for the human health risk assessment completed for the area North of Coke Ovens (NOCO).
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Fish Survey of Coke Oven Brook & MAID Pond
Author: Jim Foulds, Ph.D. Vaughan Engineering
Date: July 2001
File Size: 701KB
Description: A survey for the presence of fish in the waters draining through the Sydney Landfill area and Coke Ovens property was requested by DFO in its review of the environmental assessment of the Sydney Landfill Leachate Management Project. A fish sampling program was designed and carried out in June, 2001 and sampled waters in Maid Pond, Coke Ovens Brook and their tributaries.
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Various Geotechnical Investigations at the Muggah Creek Watershed
Author: Hyd-Eng Geophysics Inc.
Date: June 2001
File Size: 16.17MB
Description: The general intent of the geophysical survey was to provide a reconnaissance level interpretation of specific features of the site and provide a means to gain information between the boreholes and test pits undertaken as part of the Phase II investigation.
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Phase II/III Environmental Site Assessment. Subsurface Investigation - South Pond of Muggah Creek
Author:
JDAC Environmental Limited
Date: December 2000
File Size: 1.93MB
Description: The purpose of the work was to provide additional geotechnical and chemical data on the sediments and till underlying the pond. This report contains findings from the investigation and a description of field procedures.
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Geophysical Survey of the Coke Ovens Site and its Surroundings, Sydney Nova Scotia. Winter 1999
Author: Hyd-Eng Geophysics Inc.
Date: June 1999
File Size: 495KB
Description: Geophysical surveys were carried out on the area known as the Coke Ovens Site (COS) and its surroundings in Sydney, Nova Scotia, during 5 weeks in January and February, 1999. The surveys were undertaken in preparation for the Phase II investigation of this site. Their objectives were to identify subsurface infrastructure and anomalous soil and groundwater conditions that would require consideration in planned Phase II investigations.
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Landfill Leachate Study - CBRM Landfill - Final Report
Author: Cape Breton Environmental Group
Date: May 1999
File Size: 9.01MB
Description: This study investigated the leachate in groundwater and streams draining from the disposal area located upstream of the Coke Ovens site. It was carried out by the Cape Breton Environmental Group (CBEG) for the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) and the Environmental Data Gathering and Remediation (EDGAR) working group of the Joint Action Group (JAG).
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Phase I Site Assessment - Muggah Creek Watershed - Final Report No. 98628B
Author: CBCL ~ CRA
Date: January 1999
File Size: 811KB
Description: The Study provides a summary and understanding of the environmental conditions which may or do exist within the Muggah Creek Watershed. Information compiled during the Phase I Assessment provides a better understanding of the environmental issues associated with the design and implementation of future investigations to effectively delineating the nature and extent of contamination and to provide background for remedial activities to deal with the environmental issues.
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Human Health Risk Assessment of Frederick Street - Final Report
Author: CANTOX Environmental
Date: August 1998
File Size: 9.63MB
Description: CANTOX Environmental was hired mid-July, 1998 by the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Health Canada to conduct a human health risk assessment on the residents of the Frederick Street area, in Sydney, Nova Scotia. A risk assessment is a scientific study which evaluates whether chemicals released into the environment from a particular source (in this case, chemicals released associated with the Frederick Street Brook, the seep/fill/railbed area and dust generated from the remedial activities related to the work on the coke ovens) have the potential to cause health problems in people now, or in the future.
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Assessment of Source of Contamination, Lower Frederick Street, CBRM
Author: Cape Breton Environmental Group
Date: July 1998
File Size: 14.67MB
Description: This report provides an assessment of the potential sources of contamination supported by the Cape Breton Environmental Groupís experience in the area; a historical review of available information, a surface water sampling program; a stream sediment and soil sampling program; a test pit program; and a groundwater well installation program. Also included was a land survey program which identified the location of specific points of the investigation for mapping and site diagram purposes.
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Material Sampling Program - Coke Ovens - Final Report
Author: Cape Breton Environmental Group, a consortium of ADI, Dillon, & Vaughan Engineering
Date: December 1997
File Size: 58.22MB
Description: A chemical assessment of the contaminants in 21 areas of the Coke Ovens where structures remain or waste material resides. Includes analysis of Domtar tank contents.
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CBRM - Landfill Leachate Study - Frederick Street: Preliminary Investigation
Author: Cape Breton Environmental Group
Date: August 1997
File Size: 3.88MB
Description: In May, 1997 the first sampling event of the CBRM/JAG Landfill Leachate study was undertaken. This report summarizes the action taken by CBRM/JAG when appraised that data analysis indicated the possibility that the Municipal Ash Industrial Disposal (MAID) site could be impacting on six (6) homes at the eastern end of Frederick Street.
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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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Phase I & II Site Assessment - Mullins Bank, Sydney
Author: Washburn & Gillis Associates Limited
Date: September 1995
File Size: 4.41MB
Description: Washburn & Gillis Associates Ltd. (WGA) was retained by Public Works & Government Services Canada (PWGSC) in March, 1995 to conduct a Phase I & II environmental site assessment (ESA) of the former Mullins Bank property in Sydney, N.S. The object of the study was to perform a subsurface investigation to determine the environmental conditions of the property and whether any remedial work may be necessary. The Phase I ESA included a site visit and a review of existing reports and data.
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PCB Contamination - Interim Report No. 2
Author: Acres International Limited
Date: February 1993
File Size: 293KB
Description: Revised tables and figures for the PCB Contamination - Interim Report.
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PCB Contamination - Interim Report
Author: Acres International Limited
Date: October 1992
File Size: 982KB
Description: This report presents a summary of the results of a filed sampling and analytical program carried out during the summer of 1992 in the South Pond area of the Sydney Tar Ponds. The purpose of the sampling program was to delineate, in terms of area and depth, the extent of PCB contamination encountered during routine sampling/analysis preceding the start of dredging.
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Final Report - Sydney Tar Ponds Clean-Up - Marine Monitoring Implementation - Volume I of IV - Project E-222

Author: P. Lane & Associates Limited
Date: July 1991
File Size: 11.12MB
Description: In order to clean-up the site in an environmentally appropriate manner, studies of the physical and chemical oceanographic conditions were required to: (a) document baseline data on the efflux of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and other contaminants from the site, and (b) develop a quick, cost effective means of assessing contaminant transport during subsequent remediation options. This report details how these goals were attained and includes: descriptions of the methods that were developed and used, the sources, and fluxes of important contaminants that were measured, a water quality model that predicts PAH efflux from the site, and recommendations for further monitoring programmes during subsequent clean-up operations.
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Hydrogeologic Assessment - Final Report
Author: Nolan Davis & Associates Ltd. & Jacques, Whitford & Associates Ltd.
Date: April 1990
File Size: 11.77MB
Description: A comprehensive hydrogeologic investigation was carried out on the decommissioned Coke Ovens site at the Sydney Steel Plant, Sydney Nova Scotia in 1988-89 by the consortium of Nolan, Davis and Associated (N.S.) Ltd. And Jacques, Whitford and Associates Limited. This work was conducted as part of a ten year, 50 million dollar project to clean up the Sydney Tar Pond, jointly funded by the Nova Scotia Department of the Environment (NSDOE) and Environment Canada, with project management by Acres International Ltd.
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Shoreline Investigation Report - Phase II
Author: Acres International Limited
Date: March 1990
File Size: 3.40MB
Description: A follow-up investigation of the old shoreline prior to 1900 extended inshore from the present location.
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Shoreline Investigation Report
Author: Acres International Limited
Date: February 1989
File Size: 1.58MB
Description: A contamination study of the old shoreline prior to 1900 extended inshore from the present location.
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Sampling Program
Author: Acres International Limited
Date: July 1988
File Size: 4.78MB
Description: An investigation involving the drilling of boreholes, soil testing and sample collection was carried out by Acres during the months of September and October, 1987. This report provides a summary of the filed work and related soil analyses.
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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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