TAR PONDS AND COKE OVENS SITE SOLIDIFICATION AND STABILIZATION
Industry: Mining & Metals
Soil Treatment Helps Transform Industrial Waste Site into Community Gathering Place
The tar ponds were filled with waste from a steel mill and coke oven, transforming the nearby tidal estuary with impacted sediments and sludge. The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia announced a plan to clean up the site and establish Open Hearth Park, a community gathering place.
ENTACT developed solidification and stabilization mix designs in our treatability lab and confirmed the recommended formula through a successful field pilot program. We solidified and stabilized approximately 745,000 cubic yards of impacted soft sediment, constructed a lined channel through the solidified and stabilized mass to convey stormwater discharge from a nearby city into the harbor, and installation of a sitewide cap over the treatment areas.