Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×
Announcements

Submission + - North Americas largest toxic site being buried

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"

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best. -- Oscar Wilde

Working...