XCG was contracted to complete two Phase I ESAs for properties
in the Edmonton area for financing purposes. One property was occupied
by an industrial building used for manufacturing and the other was
occupied by a multi-tenant commercial shopping centre, which included
an active dry cleaner. XCG reviewed background environmental reports,
historic records, and contacted provincial and municipal governments to
assess the potential for environmental concern associated with each of the
sites. A site visit was completed at each location to review on-site activities
and neighbouring properties. XCG prepared comprehensive Phase I ESA reports
for each site with detailed conclusions regarding potential environmental concerns
and the associated level of risk.
The Phase I ESA site visit for the industrial property revealed that two sumps
were present, which contained oily liquids precluding their detailed inspection. XCG
personnel returned to the site for a follow-up inspection after the sumps had been
pumped out and power washed, which determined that there was no evidence of
significant cracks or other signs of deterioration within the sumps. Based on the
condition of the sumps, the associated risk level of these sumps was lowered.
The Phase I ESA for the commercial property revealed that an active dry cleaner
had been present at the site since the 1980’s, which represented a potential source
of impacts to the subject property. Additional work to date included indoor air
quality monitoring inside the dry cleaning unit.
The indoor air quality testing results indicated that tetrachloroethylene (PCE) and trichloroethylene (TCE) were detected at concentrations that were below the Alberta 8-hour Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs). As such, no further work is required to meet the Alberta OELs. Based on the findings of the Phase I ESA and the discussion with the Client regarding the current and future property use, it was determined that no further investigation