Remediation project for old Sydney Mines, N.S., coal mine is on schedule

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SYDNEY MINES, N.S. Remediation of 40 hectares of the former Princess Mine site in Sydney Mines, N.S., is on schedule.

SYDNEY MINES, N.S. Remediation of 40 hectares of the former Princess Mine site in Sydney Mines, N.S., is on schedule.

First Nations Construction is currently grading and seeding about 5.5 hectares at the southwest end of the site.

The tender to cap and cover the waste rock pile from decades of coal mining closes on Sept. 9.

Its expected the new cover will take about 60 weeks to complete.

The area that was the washplant, is now a green area with an interpretative park, walking trails and a pond that can be used for skating in the winter months.

The goal of the remediation program is to leave former mining sites in a stable, safe condition and return them to their former land use or acceptable alternatives.



Organizations: Princess Mine, First Nations Construction

Geographic location: Sydney Mines

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