Situated in Muskegon, Michigan, the project provided numerous environmental benefits related to the remediation of legacy sediment contamination as well as restoration of the habitat into a more diverse wetland system.
Randle Reef at Hamilton Harbour, an Area of Concern (AOC), is the largest site in Canada contaminated with Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs). A collaboration of municipal and federal entities is working on remediation measures.
Going beyond the basic cleanup requirements led to improved public access to a waterfront park with a shoreline esplanade, restored beach, shoreline habitat areas, a pier and dock for small boats.
Remediation projects are becoming more frequent: Here’s a snapshot of the current state of the industry, including which countries at present have a regulatory framework and/or technical framework in place (and which do not), and what technologies are actively being used.
The rehabilitation of a heavily polluted industrial area to create a clean urban centre demanded continual cooperation amongst financiers, managers, engineers, environmentalists, contractors and government authorities.
Working in an extremely toxic and dangerous area demanded unusual, extensive safety methods that went well beyond normal ISO requirements.