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Phase1 - Environmental Site Assessment
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PHASE 1: ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT
FORMER SYDNEY STEEL PLANT LANDS
TABLE OF CONTENTS

  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  PREFATORY NOTE
  1.0 PURPOSE AND METHODOLOGY
    1.1 Context and Limitations
    1.2 Objectives
    1.3

Methodology

 

  2.0 INFORMATION ASSESSMENT
    2.1 Records Review
      2.1.1 Aerial Photographs  
      2.1.2 Insurance Plans  
      2.1.3 Other Historical Maps  
      2.1.4 Archival Documents  
      2.1.5 SYSCO Environmental File Review  
      2.1.6 NSDEL File Review  
    2.2 Interviews
    2.3 Previous Environmental Studies
    2.4

Site Reconnaissance

 

  3.0 ENVIRONMENTAL SETTING
    3.1 Current Land Uses
    3.2 Typography and Surface Water
    3.3

Geology and Hydrogeology

    3.4 Wells and Water Supply
    3.5

Potential Receptors

 

  4.0 HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT
    4.1 Historical Land Uses
    4.2 Environmental Consequences
    4.3

Site Classification Units

 

  5.0 HISTROICAL ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVITIES
    5.1 Steel Production Area
      5.1.1 Steel Shop Complex SCU 16
      5.1.2 NO. 2 Open Hearth SCU 17
      5.1.3 Blast Furnace Stockyard SCU 18
      5.1.4 Blast Furnace Area SCU19
      5.1.5 NOS. 1 & 2 Piers Area SCU 20
      5.1.6 Blast Furnace Cove SCU 21
    5.2 Mills Area  
      5.2.1 General Warehouse SCU12
      5.2.2 Rail Finishing Mill SCU 13
      5.2.3 Cooling Beds SCU 14
      5.2.4 Universal Mill Complex SCU 15
    5.3 Production Support Area  
      5.3.1 Cape Breton Street Parking SCU 1
      5.3.2 Coke Ovens Brook SCU 2
      5.3.3 Cooling Pond Area SCU 3
      5.3.4 Administration Area SCU 4
      5.3.5 North of No.3 Gate House SCU 5
      5.3.6 Tie Plate Shop SCU 6
      5.3.7 Former Car Repair Area SCU 7
      5.3.8 Former Foundry Area SCU 8
      5.3.9 Maintenance Shops Area SCU 9
      5.3.10 Liquid Air Plant SCU 10
      5.3.11 Nail and Wire Mills SCU 11
      5.3.12 The Diamond SCU 36
    5.4 Infilled Lands
      5.4.1 Ferry Street Entrance SCU 22
      5.4.2 Heckett Multiserve SCU 23
      5.4.3 Mobile Yard SCU 24
      5.4.4 Scrap Storage Area SCU 25
      5.4.5 High Dump SCU 26
      5.4.6 Central Slag Disposal Area SCU 27
      5.4.7 North Slag Disposal Area SCU 28
      5.4.8 NOS. 3 & 4 Piers Area SCU 29
      5.4.9 New EAF Dust Landfill SCU 30
      5.4.10 Tank Farm Buffer Area SCU 31
      5.4.11 Tank Farm SCU 32
      5.4.12 Old EAF Dust Landfill SCU 33
      5.4.13 Asbestos Debris Area SCU 34
      5.4.14 West Side Road

SCU 35

 

    6.0 CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS  
      6.1 Conclusions  
      6.2

Recommendations

 

 
    7.0 CLOSING REMARKS AND DISCLAIMER  
           
 

TABLES

 
      Table 4-1      Dominant Land Uses
      Table 6-1      Environmental Issues
      Table 6-2      Areas of Concern
      Table 6-3      Investigation Techniques
       
 

FIGURES

      Figure 1-1      Site Location Plan
      Figure 5-1      Site Plan and Building Existence
      Figure 5-2      Historical Shoreline Progression
     
 

APPENDICES

      Appendix A      References
      Appendix B      Interview Forms
      Appendix C      Aerial Photographs  
        Figure C-1 1999  
        Figure C-2 1993  
        Figure C-3 1983  
        Figure C-4 1975  
        Figure C-5 1969  
        Figure C-6 1953  
        Figure C-7 1947  
        Figure C-8 1939  
      Appendix D      Building Existence  

 

 

 
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