Sydney Tar Ponds. By : Blake Billard. Introduction.
By : Blake Billard
The reason why The Sydney Tar Ponds happened was because at the time there was no government regulations regarding the environment and disposal of toxic substances. The industry was a major employer in Cape Breton at the time and it was easy to ignore the damages being caused to the environment.
Most hazardous waste site in North America.
Contains more than 700 000 tons of contaminated sediments.
The rate of different types of cancers went up by a whooping 50 percent in places near the tar ponds.
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