SYDNEY TAR PONDS AGENCY–Province Launches Official CleanupWebsite The Sydney Tar Ponds Agency today, May 12, launched a new websitecontaining comprehensive information about the Sydney Tar Pondscleanup project. The site features detailed descriptions of the Tar Ponds and CokeOvens, the cleanup plans for each site, technologies to beemployed in the cleanup, the history of cleanup efforts and the$400 million federal-provincial agreement signed today. There are sections for contractors and journalists, and a librarywhere the public can download copies of all technical reportscarried out in preparation for the cleanup. The site also includes the latest air quality readings in Sydney,current contracts and pending tenders on the project, as well asexamples of communities that successfully faced similar cleanupchallenges. The website — http://gov.ns.ca/stpa — was launched at noontoday, as part of the announcement of a $400 million, federal-provincial plan to clean up the Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens usingtechnologies that have proven safe and effective on similarenvironmental cleanups in other communities. It was prepared by the Sydney Tar Ponds Agency, the provincialagency responsible for preliminary cleanup work, and MediaSpark,a Sydney software and website development company thatspecializes in the effective use of design and technology.