Located at the extreme south end of
the Sydney Steel Plant property, this undeveloped parcel of land
is bounded to the south and east by the Cape Breton and Central
Nova Scotia Railway line, to the west by Inglis Street, and to the
north by Cape Breton Street (Figure 5-1).
The area has historically been used as parking and storage area.
The main rail lines entering the Sydney Steel Plant traverse this
area. No evidence of historical industrial activity has been identified
during the course of this study, with the exception of rail car
storage. No buildings, storage tanks, or underground utilities are
known to have existed on the property.
The area currently remains in use as a parking area for people
working on the Sydney Steel Plant property. Minor surface debris
and litter were noted at various locations. In the past, used oil
was often used for dust suppression on roadways on the steel plant
The majority of open space in this area is covered with granular
materials. Slopes at certain locations show signs of surface erosion.
Stormwater catchbasins are located throughout the area, presenting
the possibility of siltation and sediment impacts to receiving waters.