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Stronger than Steel

Syd Slaven & Erika Shae

Right about now a big celebration is getting underway at the former Sydney Steel plant site.

The three-day event is called "Stronger than Steel" and it marks the end of environmental remediation and recognizes the industry that supported Sydney for 100 years as well as the thousands of people that industry employed.

Syd Slaven was one of those people.

Not far from where Slaven worked Erika Shea is raising a family.

She and her husband were nervous about buying a home near the infamously polluted site.

But they're thrilled with the transformation that's taken place over the past few years.

Syd Slaven audio (runs 3:16)

Erika Shea audio (runs 3:10)