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+ - North Americas largest toxic site being buried

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ShieldW0lf
ShieldW0lf writes "The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia announced a $400,000,000 plan to solidify a 100-hectare toxic waste site affectionately known as the "Sydney Tar Ponds" by mixing it with a concrete like substance.

The site was polluted by almost a century of of steel manufacture, and contains 700,000 tons of soil contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), solvents and heavy metals.

Approximately 26,000 people live within a four-kilometre radius of the tar ponds, the majority of them less than 1.5 kilometres from the site.

Coverage by the CBC"

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