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Hamilton’s Randle Reef remediation enters final stage as project approaches decade mark

The last of three stages is underway for Hamilton’s Randle Reef Contaminated Sediment Remediation Project, the federal government has announced.  A contract of $29.2 million...
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BC considers bonds to cover high-risk industrial site project cleanups

British Columbia has proposed legislation that would require owners of high-risk industrial projects to set aside funds for environmental cleanups, even if a project...

How site remediation can improve long-term economic success in NWT

There is a pathway forward for the Northwest Territories to invest in environmental remediation, and reap the rewards of such an investment.
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Assessing, remediating and performance monitoring abandoned mine sites in the Northwest Territories

The objective was to determine whether on-site concentrations of metals posed unacceptable risks to human and/or ecological receptors, derive ecological site-specific target levels, and provide recommendations for future work. The project provides a valuable case study for currently operating mines that are actively managing environmental liabilities.

‘Traces’ contaminated soil tracking takes effect in Quebec

Keeping tabs on project-site contaminated soil in Quebec is now mandatory under the Traces Quebec system. To comply with regulations and track all movements of...

Ontario proposes changes to Excess Soil Regulation, Ontario Regulation 406/19 

Ontario's Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, posted a consultation to amend the Excess Soil Regulation and Soil Rules document on the Environmental...
Site remediation

Environmental Site Assessments – The Consultant’s Dilemma

Science and common sense say a “sufficient number of samples” is to drill closely-spaced boreholes all across the site and analyse samples from multiple depths to cover all possible contaminants.
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Micron-scale colloidal remedial fluid effectively reduces contaminant levels

PetroFix is a highly concentrated water-based suspension consisting of micron-scale activated carbon and biostimulating electron acceptors.
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Using environmental DNA can improve site remediation success

Emerging technology known as Environmental DNA (eDNA) provides a new tool to help measuring the success of site remediation projects.

Evaluating the effectiveness of pumping well configurations for groundwater remediation

Low-cost alternatives for remediating contaminated groundwater are becoming increasingly popular. Permeable reactive barriers can treat contaminants without costly pumping of groundwater (EPA, 2002).

Radiation protection for the remediation of historic low-level radioactive waste

The Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI) is the Government of Canada’s response to the community-recommended solutions for the remediation and safe, long-term management of historic low-level radioactive waste in the municipalities of Port Hope and Clarington, Ontario.

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