Three steps to building a site-specific remediation solution
Step 1. What are the remediation objectives and acceptable risks?
Setting protection goals are central to assessing and overcoming environmental remediation challenges. This means asking the question: what type of risk the site can accept once it has been restored?
By anticipating the site’s future use (such as residential, commercial, industrial…) we can help lower costs by engineering a remediation cleanup option that follows provincial use-type regulations. In most provinces, environmental regulations are designed based on risk associated with various use types.
Areas where people live and spend a lot of time on the site.
Areas like parks where people frequently enjoy outdoor recreational activities.
Areas where people are in contact with the soils during a limited window (ex.: business hours).
Areas where safety controls limit access and contact with the soils (ex.: fences) during the day and night.