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Innovative Land Restoration Solutions

Through Site Assessment & Remediation
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Innovative Land Restoration Solutions through site assessment & remediation


Jun 10 2015

Clean Fill Stockpile Sampling

AEL environment is routinely tasked with finding clean fill for our existing projects. The soil source site was coming from the excavation of a new condo site in Toronto.... read more
May 12 2015

How Is Chemical Remediation Accomplished?

This was a recent site which AEL worked on, which was contaminated after a fuel tank leaked on the property. A chemical remediation was best suited for the site. ... read more
May 4 2015

What Are Environmental Studies Courses Teaching?

AEL is interested in the experiences of Environmental Studies students as they may someday become our colleagues. Check out this interesting perspective analyzing the relationship between environmental studies and politics.

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Apr 28 2015

What Happens During a Soil Vapour Study?

Recently, AEL's team completed a soil vapour study at a site in Toronto, Ontario. Check out some highlights from the day.

A soil vapour study involves an analyses of any volatile compounds being released by the soil, which can be indicative of contamination.... read more
Mar 25 2015

Are All Phase I ESAs Equal?

How do CSA and O.Reg.153 Phase I ESAs differ? When Reg. 153 was updated in 2011, the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) changed from general guidelines for Phase I ESAs to carefully prescribed rules. While the principal components are the same the Regulation now gives a detailed description of steps required including objectives and requirements for each component. These rules are meant to standardize a Phase I report and improve quality for a RSC submission and filing.... read more
Mar 19 2015

Topographic Site Surveys – Traditional, Modern and Beyond!

How can GIS benefit your site? Topographic site information can greatly increase certainty in a wide range of operations from measuring set benchmark locations, to calculating site drainage, to estimating the volume of a stockpile or potential excavation.... read more
Mar 16 2015

Not Just "Dirt": Why Does Clean Fill Matter?

Simply put - importing soil onto your site can represent an environmental risk and should be done with care! The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) has identified improperly managed Soil Fill as an important potential contributor to contaminated sites.... read more
Feb 27 2015

No "Turkeys" Here! AEL Volunteers At Local Food Bank

AEL visited a local food bank to prepare turkeys and learn about local hunger initiatives.... read more
Feb 11 2015

Case Study: Bioremediation on a PHC-impacted site

Case study presents the effects of bioremediation on a PHC-impacted site. By using ex-situ bioremediation, AEL was able to reduce that cost by more than 50% and allow for reuse of the treated material on-site as residential quality fill material. Excavation and backfilling costs were also reduced on the project by directing work using AEL’s onsite laboratory.... read more
Feb 6 2015

For Complex Sites, Bioremediation Can Be a Good Choice...

Bioremediation can help to clean up environmental impacts on sites.... read more
Jan 22 2015

AEL in the News - Resolute Bay, Nunavut

AEL in NAV news - Resolute Bay, Nunavut.... read more
Jan 9 2015

The Importance of Clean Fill Management

AEL is working to support the development of effective soil storage, management, and reuse in Ontario.... read more
AEL worked with us to assess, remediate, and file RSCs for a number of our sites. They used innovative technology in efficient ways, reducing the cost and working within our time frames. Their team is technically strong, and also able to communicate well.
Vince Polsoni, Manager of Station Sustainment - PowerStream Inc.