XCG was retained to assist the City of Oshawa (City) in reviewing environmental clean-up strategies presented by the Crown, as represented by Transport Canada, at the former Oshawa Harbour prior to the acquisition of approximately 19.4 hectares (48 acres) of land.
At an active commercial mall in Edmonton, Alberta, ISCO was used to treat soil and groundwater impacted by PCE and its dechlorination byproducts, TCE, DCE, and vinyl chloride. The results of the injection program, which was carried out over a six-month period, reduced the soil and groundwater concentrations of PCE by greater than 98%.
XCG was retained to assist Niagara Waste Systems with the Atlas Remediation Project. This project required collaboration between the City of Welland and Niagara Waste Systems to re-activate the Atlas Steels Landfill. The re-activation of the landfill included expansion of the service area to Ontario-wide and increasing the fill rate to 5,000 tomes per day.
The Cadet Camp Landfill at CFB Trenton is a waterfront property on the north shore of the Bay of Quinte in the Municipality of Quinte West. The site includes a parking lot, snow dump, and a riot training facility. The site is approximately 4.9 hectares in size. Approximately 75% of the site has been backfilled with a combination of unknown waste material and fill: • 50,000 m3 of soil is estimated to be impacted by metals; • 50,000 m3 of soil is estimated to be impacted by inorganic compounds; • 50,000 m3 of soil is estimated to be impacted by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) compounds; and • 77,000 m3 of groundwater is estimated to be impacted by metals, PAHs and pesticides. XCG Consultants Ltd. (XCG) was retained to review previous environmental investigation reports, conduct supplementary Phase Two Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) investigations, and complete an ecological and human health detailed quantitative risk assessment (DQRA) on the property. The DQRA was completed in early 2011. XCG provided value to the client on this project by completing the work on time in spite of a very tight schedule designed to meet inflexible federal government budgeting deadlines. XCG received an excellent score from DCC on the Consultant Performance Evaluation Report Form (CPERF) for this project: 84%.
XCG was retained to conduct a Phase Two Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) to delineate and quantify subsurface soil and groundwater impacts on a 30 acre property, occupied by a large plant that had manufactured steel office furniture and other steel products since the early 1930s.
XCG was retained to conduct the studies necessary to file a Record of Site Condition (RSC) with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) for a commercial property in Kingston, Ontario, to allow for residential land use. The existing commercial building was being renovated for an emergency shelter, low income housing and associated office space. A Record of Site Condition (RSC) was required because of the change to a more sensitive land use.
Lead-Contaminated Soil Stabilization Study & DQRA, Firing Range Soils Remediation at Landfill Site, CFB, Kingston
XCG Consultants Ltd. (XCG) was retained by Defence Construction Canada (DCC) and the Department of National Defence (DND) to assess metals-contaminated firing range soils stockpiled at a landfill site, and develop remedial options for the soils.
XCG has conducted over 100 Phase I and Phase II ESAs for Bell Canada facilities. In 1996, XCG was selected as one of three consultants short-listed to conduct site assessment and remediation work for Bell Canada. XCG continued to provide this service until 2012 for SNC Lavalin Nexacor, which is the realty and project management company which acts on behalf of Bell and its subsidiary companies.