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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….

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….

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….

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….