Comment 86466

By Noted (anonymous) | Posted February 19, 2013 at 10:36:41

"Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger says the $90-million cleanup of Randle Reef is one of his highest priorities.

“It doesn’t transcend all priorities, but it’s top of the list,” he said at a weekend “bringing back the bay” meeting attended by four MPPs, two MPs and several dozen other people involved in the Hamilton Harbour Remedial Action Plan....

The group also heard from Ed Hanna, a researcher from York University’s Institute for Research and Innovation in
Sustainability, which has developed a computer model that forecasts governments, business and the people of
Hamilton and Halton will benefit to the tune of nearly a billion dollars when the harbour is clean enough to come off the list of Great Lakes pollution hot spots."

Mayor Bob Bratina’s out-of-the-blue comment Monday that he would prefer to see Randle Reef’s toxic sediment dredged up and shipped away — rather than the current plan to cap it in place — was met with a mixture of shock and surprise a day later.

“It is not helpful,” Hudson said bluntly. “We don’t understand where he’s coming from.

“He has been aware all along of the planned approach to it,” Hudson added. “It may not have been his preferred solution, but it’s been one that has been agreed upon by the scientists, the environmentalists, the political folks that have been involved at all four levels of government.

“So at the last minute to throw this monkey wrench into the gears is very, very surprising.”

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