High levels of heavy metals, oil and solvents won’t stand in the way of development plans for Hamilton’s Piers 7 and 8.
The city has put the results of an environmental assessment of the lands online and they show the toxic substances exceed Ministry of Environment standards for residential developments.
The city’s project point person, Chris Phillips, says the report is simply the first step in determining what measures will be needed to correct the problems.
He insists there’s nothing in the report that changes the plans for how the lands could be developed.
The city wants Piers 7 and 8 to be ready for new housing, businesses and recreational opportunities by 2018.