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    Former Marina Lands – Soil Management as Part of Site Redevelopment as Parkland

Former Marina Lands – Soil Management as Part of Site Redevelopment as Parkland

In 2017, XCG was retained by the City of Oshawa (the City), to provide tendering support and engineering services including contract administration and construction oversight, during the implementation of risk management measures (capping and shoreline erosion control system) for the Oshawa Marina Lands and West Wharf Lands (the “Site”).
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Stockpile Characterization and Soil Management

XCG was retained by our client (developer) to assist with the characterization and management of numerous soil stockpiles identified on-site. XCG conducted characterization activities in accordance with the stockpile sampling requirements presented in Ontario Regulation 153/04, in order to satisfy requirements necessary to obtain a Record of Site Condition for the property. XCG prepared a soil management plan for the contractors to follow and for the client to have on file.
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Excess Soil Management for Commercial Redevelopment in GTA

Following a series of site assessments and targeted remediation activities for soil and groundwater impacted by petroleum hydrocarbons, XCG was requested to assist in the characterization, management, and documentation of excess soil that existed on-site. The excess soil was a result of changing elevations from the long-time former industrial facility and the poor geotechnical quality of the existing fill and upper soils. Although the new excess soil regulations were not yet established in Ontario, XCG’s client desired to follow the general requirements for assessment, management and documentation. Aside from the hydrocarbon- and metals-impacted soils that were delineated and appropriately managed at a soil processing facility, an additional 9,850 cubic metres (19,700 tonnes) of soil required removal from the site to establish the necessary grades for parking and improved stormwater run-off.
By |April 9th, 2018|All Projects, Industrial, Land services, Remediation and Risk Assessment Projects, Sectors|Comments Off on Excess Soil Management for Commercial Redevelopment in GTA|

SR (Sustained Release) ISCO Reagent Case Study

Achieving remediation site closure can be challenging, time consuming, and costly. Treatment train approaches are often a practical means to address difficult remediation sites. The optimal approach to soil and groundwater clean-up often requires the use of multiple technologies either sequentially or concurrently to achieve the most cost-effective approach throughout the entire life cycle of cleanup at a project site.
By |April 5th, 2018|Industrial, Projects, Remediation and Risk Assessment Projects, Sectors|Comments Off on SR (Sustained Release) ISCO Reagent Case Study|

Investigation and Remediation of Soil and Groundwater

XCG was retained by Leggett & Platt Inc. (LPI) in 2006 to provide engineering services in relation to the investigation of soil and groundwater quality and subsequent remediation of a former industrial facility, located at 66 Jutland Road, Etobicoke, Ontario. Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) activities completed by XCG between 2006 and 2007, identified the presence of elevated concentrations of chlorinated volatile organic compounds (CVOCs) within the shallow overburden soil and groundwater at the site.
By |April 2nd, 2018|All Projects, Industrial, Projects, Remediation and Risk Assessment Projects|Comments Off on Investigation and Remediation of Soil and Groundwater|
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    Successful Environmental Due Diligence Assistance to meet Client’s Environmental Condition Waiver Deadline

Successful Environmental Due Diligence Assistance to meet Client’s Environmental Condition Waiver Deadline

Recently, XCG successfully assisted a purchaser make an informed business decision about moving forward with a purchase/sale agreement. The environmental work included a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) and follow-up Phase II ESA to assist in understanding the environmental site conditions and risks.
By |February 7th, 2017|All Projects, Hazardous Materials Management, Land services, Legal, Insurance, Real Estate and Financial, Projects, Sectors, Site Assessment|Comments Off on Successful Environmental Due Diligence Assistance to meet Client’s Environmental Condition Waiver Deadline|

Spill Assessment

A Schneider Foods transport truck (owned by Maple Leaf Foods Inc.) was involved in a collision while enroute to Brantford, Ontario. The transport truck was struck by a vehicle on the passenger side and the fuel tank was ruptured. As a result of the ruptured fuel tank, an estimated 620 litres of diesel fuel was spilled onto the asphalt and concrete curb spillway along the highway.
By |November 11th, 2016|All Projects, Land services, Projects, Remediation and Risk Assessment Projects|Comments Off on Spill Assessment|

Soil Verification Sampling

In September 2013, a transport truck owned by a USA-based hauling company rolled-over at an intersection outside of Fort Erie, Ontario. As a result of the truck roll-over, approximately 17,000-liters of diesel fuel was released to the asphalt road surface. During the release, a significant quantity of diesel fuel entered a catch basin at the intersection, which discharged to Frenchman’s Creek.
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River & Shoreline Assessment

XCG was contracted by a towing service company to continue River & Shoreline Assessment work started by the City of Kitchener following a used motor oil spill that resulted in impacts to the Grand River.
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A Successful Record of Site Condition (RSC)

XCG received notification of Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) acknowledgment another successful filing of a Record of Site Condition in January, 2016. This MOECC acknowledgement was the final step of a project that began in early 2012.
By |September 14th, 2016|All Projects, Land services, Projects, Site Assessment|Comments Off on A Successful Record of Site Condition (RSC)|