5 pages 1.5 spacing, 11 to 12 point font
Answer the following questions, (number your responses):
1 – Describe the main components of the 1995 Halifax Integrated Waste/Resource Management Strategy (IWRMS) (2 pages)
2 – What was the role of community engagement/consultation in the waste planning process?
3 – Review the costs for the overall waste system, Table 2, page 17: $¾ billion costs planned over 10 years. Originally the Otter Lake landfill was to be in operation for 25 years, closing in 2021. $100,000,000 was budgeted to conduct an Environmental Assessment, plan, engineer and build a new sanitary landfill in another location for 2021. Now the HRM wants to keep it open for decades longer due to high diversion rates and the purchase of land adjacent to the site to expand into. Answer this question: Is this fair to the local community of Beechville, near Otter Lake? (an historically Black community which is now about 7% African Nova Scotian); is this good economic planning or environmental racism? (both positions can achieve full marks based on the logic of your response)
4 – How successful has the initial 1995 IWRMS been based on this 2014 review? What are the challenges?