The overall objective of the Project is to establish community confidence that the land and water will be restored, so that it can be used by members for desired or traditional uses.
Introduction on the Site and Project: The Site was leased by INAC from 1904 until 2000 for various industrial uses including sawmill operations, wood treatment facilities, float plant bases and an asphalt plant. Soil and water sampling has been completed to identify the areas with contamination. The areas that will most likely need clean-up or mitigation of risks for people and the environment are shown in blue in the following figure:
What we are doing now: We are in the process of identifying the most suitable clean-up/risk mitigation options for the different areas of the site. Two large stockpiles of impacted soil are planned to be removed from the site this fall and the clean-up for the other areas will likely start within 2 years.
All the clean-up options have some pros and cons. The best solution depends on what is more important to the community. To evaluate the remedial options objectively, we want to identify indicators (criteria) that are important to the community. The options will be evaluated based on how well they perform for these indicators to select the preferred option(s).
More information: For PDFs on the information that was shared during previous meetings, contact Taylor Isaac via e-mail.
Work: We are currently still in the process of sampling (dates undetermined). If you would like to be involved in the project contact Taylor Isaac for more information