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The Department of Transportation and Public Works will act on
recommendations made by the province's freedom of information
officer to release information in a preliminary legal review of
the Sydney Tar Ponds incineration project.

"What we have is a draft report from our lawyers. The freedom of
information officer acknowledged that some of its content is
subject to solicitor-client privilege," said Transportation and
Public Works Minister Don Downe. "We have heeded his guidance by
removing some information and are releasing the remainder of the
report today."

The legal review began in January to determine what happened to
more than $50 million spent by the federal and provincial
governments on a failed incineration project launched in 1991.

The information will be available at the department's Halifax
office, Purdy's Wharf, Tower II, 4th floor or through the Tar
Ponds Clean-up office, Sydney.


Contact: Angela Poirier  902-424-8687

trp                        Oct. 24, 1996 - 10:10 a.m.