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Mississauga First nation - Gas Bar Tank Removal– Public Comments Invited

February 18, 2020 – Indigenous Services Canada must determine whether the proposed Mississauga First nation - Gas Bar Tank Removal, located in Mississauga First Nation is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. To help inform this determination, Indigenous Services Canada is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination.

Written comments must be submitted by March 19, 2020 to:

Philip Stringer

Environment Officer

760 Notre Dame Ave, Unit M

Sudbury, Ontario

P3A 2T4

Philip.Stringer@canada.ca

The Proposed Project

Mississauga First Nation has an abandoned gas bar, known formally as Willey's Gas Bar, which has underground storage tanks still in the ground. The previous owner has indicated that he does not have the funds to remove these tanks, and is in violation of Environment Canada storage tank laws. Mississauga First Nation will be removing these tanks, and removing any contaminated soil associated with these tanks as part of a remediation process for this site. A TSSA certified contractor will be utilized for pulling the tanks, and will be overseen by an engineering company. The tanks will be decomissioned and disposed of, as per TSSA regulations, and clean fill will be backfilled into the hole.  The final product will be a site free of petroleum hydrocarbons, and no further impact from underground storage tanks. 

Mississauga First Nation has previously reviewed this project under their First Nation's Land Management Agreement, and have noted that no significant environmental effects will result from this project. 

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