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Environmental Assessment

Project Highlights

MWM Biomedical Waste Treatment Facility


On August 11, 2005, Medical Waste Management Inc. (MWM) submitted an Environmental Assessment Registration Document for the proposed Biomedical Waste Treatment Facility in Burnside Industrial Park, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to construct and operate a biomedical waste treatment and storage facility for biomedical wastes generated in Nova Scotia. In June 2005, Medical Waste Management Inc. was awarded a contract to pick-up, transport, treat and dispose of biomedical waste, province-wide, on behalf of Nova Scotia Department of Health. Under the Environmental Assessment Regulations, a permanent commercial facility for the handling of waste dangerous goods is defined as a Class 1 undertaking.

Minister's Decision

On September 2, 2005, the Minister of Environment and Labour released a decisionPDF Download Link (PDF:19k) 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 August 11 - 25, 2005. Comments submitted on the Registration Document are available at the Department of Environment and Climate Change Library.

Project Documents