CANS response in regards to the sequestration of pyritic slate

The Construction Association of Nova Scotia is pleased with the Port of Halifax’s notice of development for a new infill site at the south terminal. Captain Allan Gray, president and CEO of the Port of Halifax, said the new site will begin to accept pyritic slate from construction projects in downtown Halifax as early as June 2022.

Based on the projected building needs, options for tipping pyritic slate seem secure for the next four to five years. The Port is also looking at additional infill sites on both the Halifax and Dartmouth sides of the harbour to continue accepting slate well into the future.

The new location will reduce the number of truck loads and related greenhouse gas emissions associated with hauling slate to the Fairview Cove sequestration facility.