The Edison Mine in northeastern Ontario required an innovative rehabilitation approach to protect a species at risk.
The Term 1 site care, maintenance and design work at the NWT mine site begins immediately and lasts until March 31, 2020 at a cost of up to $32 million, to be followed by Term 2, the implementation of the overall remediation plan.
Jury Comments: “This was an urgent, high-risk project, and its execution protected workers, the public and the environment in an exceptional way. The engineers’ work involved assessing and remediating a large former gold mining site, where a variety of hazardous materials had to be removed, notwithstanding that some of the buildings were near collapse.”
A milestone was reached on November 1 at one of Canada’s most notorious waste sites. The first truckloads started carrying low-level radioactive waste from the shoreline of Lake Ontario in Port Granby to an engineered above-ground storage facility. The waste…