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By mystoneycreek (registered) - website | Posted August 16, 2011 at 07:17:39 in reply to Comment 68037

Well put, Undustrial.

Matt may be the person to ask about this (and I'm sorry if the answer is obvious), but I'm curious if there's any sort of umbrella scheme that addresses these situations.

You know, an actual policy/effort that looks at a goal of getting all these sites cleaned up under one 'master plan'.

We need to genuinely recognize that Hamilton's industrial past has to be dealt with honestly and openly, with transparency so that the public knows what's been happening going back a century, why it happened, what the benefits and drawbacks have been, what's got to be done to remedy the situation, and what the best and worst possible outcomes will be if we're successful...or that we just leave things as they are.

All of these instances of 'bad stuff sitting' are directly tied to our 'legacy malaise', because right or wrong, it's all part of our dirty-technology industrial heritage, and we can't hope to just slough it all off and reinvent ourselves.

Once again, visionary leadership is called for.

Kudos to Matt for generating some momentum.

Comment edited by mystoneycreek on 2011-08-16 07:18:10

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