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Soil Remediation at CFB Borden Firefighter Training Area

October 24, 2019 — The Department of National Defence must decide whether the proposed Soil Remediation at the CFB Borden Firefighter Training Area, which is approximately 3.6km southeast of Lisle, Ontario is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this decision, the Department of National Defence is inviting comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment. All comments received will be considered public. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website.

Written comments must be submitted by November 13, 2019 to:

Jace McLaughlin

Assistant Base Environment Officer, Canadian Forces Base Borden
20  Seine Lane, Canadian Forces Base Borden, L0M  1C0
Email address:

The Proposed Project

A large-scale soil remediation project is being proposed in response to identified contamination related to firefighting training activities that have occurred at the site since the 1950 's. The soil remediation will involve the excavation and encapsulation of approximately 80,000 m3 of impacted soil, and capping the majority of the Site with clean fill to decreases risks associated with impacted surficial soils to ecological receptors. Following completion of the project, Site operations (ie. firefighter training) will be modified to prevent future contamination from occurring at the Site.

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