Unsustainable remediation: a case study from Canada
Here is a segment of an article a Canadian resident has written in their local paper.  IT seems almost a case syudy in how to carry out unsustainanable remediation 
and a complete misunderstanidng on the part of the authorities on what constitutes engagement: 'The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the removal of contaminated soil and all trees from Laurel Point Park, a year-and-a-half project that, given the
fiasco of the Johnson Street Bridge, will probably stretch to two or more years. This meeting was held a week before the project is to commence and obviously too
late for the city to change the plan. We were told that the contract has been signed and sealed. Done deal. Enjoy the construction, folks. Good timing, city hall. This project includes the destruction of the beautiful park with mature and flourishing trees, the blocking of David Foster Way, the movement of large trucks
back and forth, the danger of contaminated dust filled with particulates to which lead, other metals, hydrocarbons and PCBs are attached, and the cacophony
of construction noise. This noise will take place 12 hours daily for six days a week, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and sometimes into the night for 24 hours. Of even greater concern is there is no plan on the part of Transport Canada nor city hall to restore Laurel Point Park after this is all over. Nor is any funding set aside from both governments to do so. All for the simple reason that there “might” be leaking of toxic contaminants into the Inner Harbour. We were informed that none have been detected.' For the full item, see: https://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/le ...
Posted: 29/09/2018 By: Professor Paul Bardos



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