Remediation and Risk Assessment Projects

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    Soil Verification Sampling following Removal of Impacted Soil Beneath a Commercial Building

Soil Verification Sampling following Removal of Impacted Soil Beneath a Commercial Building

XCG was retained to complete confirmatory soil sampling of the limits of an excavation in the basement of a multi-use commercial and residential building in Toronto, Ontario.
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    Environmental Remediation of a Brownfield Site Followed by Restoration After a Fire

Environmental Remediation of a Brownfield Site Followed by Restoration After a Fire

XCG was retained to conduct the studies necessary to file Records of Site Condition (RSCs) with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) for a brownfield property in Kingston, Ontario, to allow for a change to residential land use. The property was being redeveloped as a 140-unit student apartment complex.
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Delineation and Remediation of Soil and Groundwater Impacts

XCG was retained by Atlas Copco Canada Inc. (ACCI) to conduct site assessment and remediation activities at an industrial facility located at 1157 Blair Road, Burlington, Ontario. Previous environmental investigations completed by another consultant identified the presence of elevated concentrations of chlorinated volatile organic compounds (CVOCs) in both the shallow overburden and deep bedrock water bearing zones at the site.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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