December 23, 2021 – Indigenous Services Canada must determine whether the proposed Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc Stswékstem Engineered Waste Management Facility, located on Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc - Kamloops #1, 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 January 31, 2022 through the online comment system or to:

Indigenous Services Canada

Contaminated Sites Unit, B.C. Region

1138 Melville Street, Vancouver, B.C.

V6E 4S3

 

The Proposed Project

The proposed project includes remediation of the existing Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc (also known as the Kamloops Indian Band) landfill, as well as the construction of a modern engineered waste management facility that will provide a full suite of services for the local indigenous community: including, a double-lined landfill with leachate collection and gas ventilation; organic matter compost facility; forestry wood waste chipping and sales; vac-truck deposition sumps, scrap metal storage and sales; and, construction and demolition waste management. The project is expected to operate for at least 35 years. It is located near Kamloops, British Columbia, approximately 1.2 km East of Highway 5 (Yellowhead Highway) on Tk'emlups te Secwepemc reserve lands (Kamloops #1).

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