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Tar Cell Field Demonstration

02/10/09 A tar cell located on the Coke Ovens site will be part of a small field demonstration serving to expedite the removal of PAH-impacted soil from the property.

Today, Nova Scotia Lands Inc. will take about four tandem truckloads of blackened soil to a pug mill located at the northern tip of the former Sysco property. The exercise is to demonstrate to regulators that its contractor, Hazco Environmental Inc., can do the work and meet the established criteria for solidification and stabilization.

Once regulators are satisfied that all criteria are met, NSLI will transport the remaining 25,000 tonnes of blackened soil to the new destination over a four week period. The material will be loaded into covered trucks that will be decontaminated before travelling to the former Sysco property. The material will be solidified and stabilized over a six week period in the spring.

Relocating the soil to the former Sysco property maximizes the potential for future use of the Coke Ovens site and moves the material further away from residential properties.


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