Nova Scotia’s acting Auditor General says the province doesn’t have a coordinated approach to assess and manage risks for the contaminated sites it’s responsible for.
Terry Spicer put out his performance audit this morning.
Spicer notes the province has a process to make sure it identifies all of the contaminated sites but he says there are weaknesses in monitoring.
He’s recommending the province give responsibility to an oversight body to make sure there’s a consistent approach to dealing with the sites.
Spicer also says the province should have a complete inventory of the sites and develop a risk-based approach to manage them, and the provincial Environment Department should make sure there’s appropriate oversight of inspectors.