Sydney Steel Corporation Business Plan 2004-05 (continued)
Sysco is committed to cleaning up the former steel plant property
so the site can
be put to good use in the future. Funding for remediation was budgeted
and since that time, steady progress has been made. Overall, Sysco
is taking a
phased approach to remediation.
Sysco completed its Phase I Environmental
Site Assessment that outlined
potential environmental issues. The final report noted that the
are typical of those associated with industrial demolition and redevelopment
projects, and that they can be addressed using conventional site
remediation, site management, waste management and demolition methods.
project plan was developed to address the recommendations contained
Phase I report.
For the purposes of the environmental assessment, the Phase I report
recommended subdividing the property into 36 Site Classification
These have been grouped into larger tracts of land with common characteristics
in order to facilitate the discussion of environmental issues and
to assist with
future land use planning.
During 2003-04 work was completed on Phase
II Environmental Site
Assessments for several portions of the site. Specifically,
- The 'high dump' area, which has also undergone a resource
- The blast furnace stockyard and tracts of land north of this
area to the
- The area adjacent to Victoria Road overpass, extending into
maintenance shops area and south to the Coke Ovens brook.
- The area of the administration building and north to beyond
the former mobile
As well, in 2003-04, fieldwork for Phase
III studies have been completed for the
high dump area, blast furnace stockyard and tracts of land north
of the yard to
Essentially, all peripheral areas of the site have been examined.
Further testing in the central portion of the site hinges on equipment
removal and demolition schedules.
In addition to the phased decommissioning that Sysco is conducting
compliance with the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment
guidelines, other remediation work that has been completed in 2003-04
- cleaning and demolition of two 2.5 million gallon bunker fuel
- excavation/cleaning of approximately 3 km of underground fuel
oven tar lines
- removal/disposal of 50,000 kg of PCB waste
- removal/disposal of 600,000 kg of asbestos debris
- removal/disposal of 7,000 tons creosote timber
- removal/disposal of 600,000 kg industrial chemicals
- recycling and sale of approx 800,000 liters of waste oils
- Environmental Baseline Study (EBS) of the area where Millcreek
Environmental Services Inc. is located