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XCG has completed a wide range of environmental engineering projects for a diverse group of clients across North America. 

Investigate/Delineate First, Dig Later (If At All) -Residential Fuel Oil Release Subsurface Investigation

Residential home owners (the Client) noticed drips of fuel oil coming from the bottom of a 910-litre steel fuel oil AST in the basement of their house. They contacted the company that maintains the AST to come and assess/repair the leak. During the tank inspection a section of the tank shell come off, releasing fuel oil to the basement floor.

Engineering Design Services for 2020 Landfill Expansion – Alberta-Pacific Landfill

XCG was retained by Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. to undertake the detailed design of the 2020 Landfill Expansion at the Alberta-Pacific Landfill (Site). The Alberta-Pacific Landfill is a pulp mill landfill accepting fly ash, grate ash, reject lime, dregs/grits, alum sludge and biosolids wastes from the on-Site pulp plant. XCG undertook the detailed design for the new engineered landfill expansion in 2019 in anticipation of construction in 2020.

Landfill Gas and Greenhouse Gas Reporting – Knockholt Sub-Regional Landfill

XCG undertook a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Assessment and subsequent reporting for the Knockholt Sub-Regional Landfill (Site) as the Site was exceeding the Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) threshold for GHG reporting of 10,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) per year.

Stage 2 Final Closure Design – Nanaimo Regional Landfill

XCG was retained by the Regional District of Nanaimo to undertake the detailed design (up to 90%) of the Stage Two Final Closure at the Nanaimo Regional Landfill (Site). XCG undertook the detailed design for this partial closure area in 2018 in anticipation of a construction date of 2019 or 2020.

Due Diligence Investigations

XCG was retained by an industrial services client to conduct multi-site Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) for due diligence purposes as part of a corporate acquisition of several waste management and processing facilities.

Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and Building Condition Assessments at 46 Sites in Ontario and Quebec

The Phase I ESAs and BCAs were required to be conducted in the retail/commercial or quick-service restaurant buildings on 46 properties within Ontario and Quebec. Due to the large number of individual sites, all of which were occupied by tenants, project management and communication between all parties was critical to the project success.

Designated Substances and Hazardous Materials Surveys

XCG Consulting Limited and Cole Engineering Group Ltd. Joint Venture (COLE & XCG JV) were retained by a government agency on behalf of the owner and manager of the facilities to complete Designated Substances and Hazardous Material Surveys (DSHMS), to update the designated substance inventory database, and to serve as a resource for the facilities in the management of their buildings within the project site.

Design, Operations, and Closure Plan, Greater Vernon Recycling and Disposal Facility

XCG was retained by the Regional District of North Okanagan to complete an updated Design, Operations and Closure Plan for the Greater Vernon Recycling and Disposal Facility.

Design, Operations and Closure Plan, Phase 1 Closure Design Brief, and Conformance Review

XCG completed an updated Design, Operations, and Closure Plan, Phase 1 Closure Design Brief, and Conformance Review for the Revelstoke Landfill. The site, which is contained over two properties, includes a municipal solid waste landfill, transfer station, composting area, marshalling areas, recycling area, weigh scale, and operational infrastructure.

Design, Operations, and Closure Plan, Sechelt Landfill

The Sechelt Landfill is a natural attenuation landfill that has been in operation since 1971. The site includes a municipal solid waste landfill, public drop off area, public weigh scales, and operational infrastructure.

Monitoring, Reporting, and Assessments

XCG was retained by the City of Red Deer to undertake the annual environmental monitoring programs for both the Waste Management Facility and the 1972 Landfill for the years of 2008 to 2017.

Environmental Monitoring, Reporting, and Training

XCG was retained by the Regional District of North Okanagan in 2009 to develop a Hydrogeological Performance Assessment and Design and Operations Plan for the Armstrong Spallumcheen Recycling and Disposal Facility. As a component of this work, XCG developed an Environmental Monitoring Program for the site, which included groundwater, surface water, and landfill gas sampling. This Environmental Monitoring Program was updated in 2012.