Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada


Environmental Assessment

Project Highlights

Remediation of Soils Containing Dry Cleaning Fluids


Envirosoil proposed to treat soils contaminated with dry cleaning fluids and related products. Treatment to be undertaken using an existing Low Temperature Thermal Desorption (LTTD) unit at the site. The equipment to be adjusted and modified to suit the particulars of the treatment required for perchloroethylene.

Minister's Decision

On June 6, 2003, the Minister of Environment and Labour released a decisionPDF Download Link (PDF:15k) concerning this review. The Minister has decided to approve the undertaking in accordance with Section 13 (1)(b) of the Environmental Assessment Regulations, pursuant to Part IV of the Environment Act.

The undertaking has been approved subject to a number of conditionsPDF Download Link (PDF:18k). The proponent is required to obtain all other necessary approvals, permits or authorizations before commencing work on the undertaking.

Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments regarding this project were accepted from May 13, 2003 to June 6, 2003. Comments submitted on Registration Document are available at the Department of Environment and Climate Change Library.

Project Documents

Registration Document

Documents listed below are large sized files which will be slow to download over dialup connections.

  • Section 1.0 Introduction
    Section 2.0 Proponent Information
    Section 3.0 Project Description and Undertaking
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  • Section 3.0 Project Description and Undertaking, Continued
    Section 4.0 Environmental Setting
    Section 5.0 Valued Environmental Components, Environmental Impact and Impact Mitigation
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  • Section 6.0 Consultation
    Appendix A - Guide to PERC
    Appendix B - A Citizens Guide to Thermal Desorption
    Appendix C - Site Topographical Detail
    Appendix D - Site: Land Use Detail
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  • Appendix E - Site: Overhead Photos
    Appendix F - Site: Various Photos: Envirosoil Site and Equipment
    Appendix G - Case Studies Similar in Nature
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  • Appendix G - Case Studies Similar in Nature, continued
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  • Appendix G - Case Studies Similar in Nature, continued
    Appendix H - Atmospheric Conditions
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  • Appendix I - Environmental Quality Guidelines
    Appendix J - Handout: Envirosoil & PERC
    Appendix K - Guidelines: Community Liaison Committee
    Appendix L - Existing Operating Permit
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  • Appendix L - Existing Operating Permit, Continued
    Appendix M - Detailed Facilities Map
    Appendix N - Biodegredation of PERC
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  • Appendix O - Map of Watercourses
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