Phase I & II ESA Inuksugait Plaza, Iqaluit, NU


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Concentric was retained by a development company to conduct a Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) of a property formerly occupied by an automotive repair facility in Iqaluit, Nunavut.

Approach & Methodology

The Phase I ESA was carried out in accordance with the Canadian Standards Association. The site reconnaissance included a walk-over visual inspection of the site and cursory observations of adjacent properties from the site boundary and publicly accessible areas, and interviews of personnel familiar with the site. Concentric identified nine areas of potential environmental concern (APECs) on site and the surrounding properties. Concentric recommended a Phase II ESA to confirm the presence, and to delineate the contaminants of concern identified in the Phase I ESA.
The Phase II ESA was carried out in accordance with practices identified in the Canadian Standards Association document Z769-00, Phase II Environmental Site Assessment as well as the Government of Nunavut Department of the Environment document entitled Environmental Guideline for Contaminated Site Remediation. The Phase II ESA included the excavation of ten test pits for the characterization of the soil at the site, and the collection of soil and groundwater samples.

Key Challenges

Key challenges were associates with logistics of remote arctic work. This was addressed by a proactive and detailed approach to project coordination and relationships with local contactors.

Key Personnel

Project Director: Allan Murray, P. Eng.
Project Manager: Bob Hoad, C.Tech., CMI
Field Investigator: Eric Shilts, P.Geo. (limited) 
Reporting: Heather Schuyler, C.Tech.


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