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.
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.
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.
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.
XCG was retained by the legal counsel for the property owner to complete indoor air sampling in residential basements in two private homes. This work, which was completed in conjunction with groundwater and soil vapour sampling, was ordered by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC).
In December of 2015, XCG was retained by a seller to provide environmental consulting services during a sale of a hotel located in Woodstock, Ontario. Site investigations completed by the purchaser’s consultant identified a localised presence of chloride, trichloroethylene (TCE) as well as benzene, toluene, and ethylbenzene (BTE) in groundwater at concentrations that were above the generic MOECC Table 2 criteria published in a document entitled “Soil, Ground Water and Sediment Standards for Use Under Part XV.1 of the Environmental Protection Act,” dated April 15, 2011 (MOECC Standards).
Based on an order from the British Columbia Ministry of Environment, the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) was required to close the Pender Harbour Landfill by the end of 2015. XCG was retained by the SCRD to assist with the final closure and the transition of the site to a transfer station facility.
XCG was sub-contracted by Associated Engineering to conduct a Phase One Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) and Phase Two ESA as part of the Zone 4 Reservoir Design and Construction project for Halton Region.
Every year XCG is contracted by both new and existing clients to conduct dozens of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) and/or Property/Building Condition Assessments (BCAs) in the Greater Toronto and Golden Horseshoe area.
After over five years of trying to obtain Site Plan Approval, XCG was retained and was instrumental in clearing all of the environmental conditions imposed by the Municipality and our client was able to proceed with the redevelopment of their property with a new anchor tenant store.