New regulations around contaminated sites are now in effect. The new rules clarify the procedures around contaminated sites and ensure cleanups are consistent province-wide.
Spills and chemical releases can occur over time undetected. They can also occur as a result of immediate events such as oil tank leaks aboveground. When this happens, soil, water and air can become contaminated.
Contamination normally refers to concentrations of chemicals in the soil, water and air that have been determined to exceed acceptable standards for the particular land use.
This section outlines the provincial requirements for the reporting, management and cleanup of contaminated sites.
For more information on the current policy, including homeowner responsibilities in the case of contamination, please visit our Guidance section.