Area near the Port Hope Lions Recreation stripped clean
Images captured by Don Sellar
The Port Hope Area Initiative is a federal project to remove historic low-level radioactive waste that was spread around Port Hope during a time when industrial soil was not recognized as particularly dangerous. The project also involves remediation of the areas where the soil is removed.
One of the spots in town where the cleanup proceedure is viewed as draconic by some, and completely necessary by others, is the area near the Port Hope Lions Recreation Centre, in an area called the Lions Park Forest.
Port Hope resident Don Sellar who has written several articles for Port Hope Now about police investigations into missing persons sent along some images he has captured during the past 8 months.
He says the cost of the cleanup is $20 million and affects 2,700 trees. And mentions that, “Port Hope Council declined to consider residents’ request to save some of the old shade trees along Ross Street.”