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Plans move ahead to contain contamination in Hamilton Harbour

AMEC has been awarded a contract to design the Randle Reef Sediment Remediation Project in Hamilton Harbour, Ontari...


AMEC has been awarded a contract to design the Randle Reef Sediment Remediation Project in Hamilton Harbour, Ontario.
The area is adjacent to Piers 15 and 16 and was identified as a priority site for remedial action under the 1994 Canada-Ontario Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem agreement.
Studies have confirmed that in-situ containment, removal and placement of the contaminated sediments into an engineered containment facility is the best approach.
The estimated cost of the project is $31 million.
AMEC will be evaluating various remediation barriers to suit the conceptual design plan put forward by the Project Advisory Group. The Project Advisory Group includes multiple stakeholders, including representatives from the cities of Hamilton and Burlington, Stelco Inc., the Hamilton Conservation Authority, Hamilton Port Authority, Environment Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ontario Ministry of the Environment and various non-governmental groups, labour unions and communities.
The conceptual design incorporates an approximately 9.5-hectare site that is expected to cover and contain the contaminated sediment. The engineered containment facility incorporates a 250-metre wharf and naturalized areas.
Members of AMEC’s staff in Hamilton, Oakville and Mississauga will be working on the project.