Location

London

Event Website

http://www.csce2016.ca/

Description

On behalf of the City of Sarnia (the City), Golder Associates Ltd. completed a risk assessment to evaluate potential risks to human health and ecological receptors associated with soil and groundwater contamination at a multi-use recreational municipal park located on the City’s harbour front. Soil and groundwater investigations completed at the site revealed elevated concentrations of a number of typical industrial contaminants (including metals, volatile organic compounds, petroleum hydrocarbons and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon) relative to generic regulatory standards. Options for the management/remediation of these impacts were complicated by the observed presence of asbestos in soil at the site and the absence of an established regulatory criteria or framework for assessing risks associated with this contaminant. Based on these environmental conditions, the City, in consultation with the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) and the local Medical Officer of Health (MOH) closed the park to public use and access.


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Jun 1st, 12:00 AM Jun 4th, 12:00 AM

ENV-645: RISK ASSESSMENT FOR ASBESTOS IN SOIL

London

On behalf of the City of Sarnia (the City), Golder Associates Ltd. completed a risk assessment to evaluate potential risks to human health and ecological receptors associated with soil and groundwater contamination at a multi-use recreational municipal park located on the City’s harbour front. Soil and groundwater investigations completed at the site revealed elevated concentrations of a number of typical industrial contaminants (including metals, volatile organic compounds, petroleum hydrocarbons and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon) relative to generic regulatory standards. Options for the management/remediation of these impacts were complicated by the observed presence of asbestos in soil at the site and the absence of an established regulatory criteria or framework for assessing risks associated with this contaminant. Based on these environmental conditions, the City, in consultation with the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) and the local Medical Officer of Health (MOH) closed the park to public use and access.

http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/csce2016/London/Environmental/25