Phase I & II ESA, Open Storage Lot, Iqaluit, NU


3 months




Concentric was retained by a development company to conduct a Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) of a storage lot in Iqaluit, Nunavut.

Approach & Methodology

The Phase I ESA was carried out in accordance with the practices identified in Canadian Standards Association document Z768-01 Phase I Environmental Site Assessment. Concentric identified items of potential environmental concern associated with the industrial-type land use in the vicinity of the site and the presence of fill materials of an unknown quality at the site. It was recommended that a Phase II ESA be undertaken to confirm the presence or absence of 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 dated 2000 (as amended), as well as the Government of Nunavut Department of the Environment document entitled Environmental Guideline for Contaminated Site Remediation, dated 1999 (revised March 2009). The Phase II ESA included the excavation of 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 established relationships with local contactors.

Key Personnel

Project Director: Allan Murray, P. Eng.
Project Manager: Bob Hoad, C.Tech., CMI
Field Investigator: Andrea Bulanda, P.Eng., M.Sc.Eng.


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