• Capabilities: Site Evaluation and Restoration , Deactivation Decommissioning Decontamination and Demolition , Environmental Site Assessments , Site Evaluation and Restoration
  • Sectors: Mining and Metals , Mining
  • Region: Canada (en) , North America

Cape Breton Development Corporation Coal Mines Closure Program

Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada - Since 1998, our people have provided ongoing remedial support at Canada’s east coast Cape Breton coal mine sites.

53

Sites remediated

17

mine water discharges remediated

Since the beginning of the Cape Breton Development Corporation (CBDC) closure planning process, Arcadis has been instrumental in helping CBDC assess closure liabilities associated with historic, closed and operating mines. First retained in December 1998, Arcadis has provided environmental audits, reviews and assessments to evaluate environmental issues and prospective environmental closure and decommissioning costs.

In June of 2007, we were named lead Standing Offer Agreement Consultant Team (SOA) by CBDC and Public Works Government Services Canada (PWGSC) for a group of locations that included the Princess, Lingan, Broughton and Franklyn Group sites. Since then, our people have handled more than 100 requests, including remedial options assessment, engineering design and specifications, and inspections services related to remedial actions for the sites which have been remediated to the satisfaction of all stakeholders.

Throughout the firm’s 15-year history of work on the program, Arcadis has met numerous critical milestones including multiple site characterization studies and Human Health Ecological Risk Assessments. The program was completed both on time and on budget, and our team established excellent working relationships with the various program stakeholders at CBDC, PWGSC and within the project teams.

Outcomes

53

Sites remediated

17

mine water discharges remediated

9

Years earlier than scheduled

Questions about this project

Gerd Wiatzka

Vice President, ARCADIS Canada Inc. 905 764 9380 Ask me a question