OTTAWA, June 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada's Environment Minister, the
Honourable Peter Kent, announced today that the proposed Randle Reef
Sediment Remediation Project located in Ontario is not likely to cause
significant adverse environmental effects. The Minister has referred
the project back to the responsible authorities, Environment Canada,
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Hamilton Port Authority and Transport
Canada, for appropriate action.
In reaching his decision, the Minister considered the Comprehensive
Study Report and the comments received from the public on the report.
A copy of the Minister's environmental assessment decision statement is
available in the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry, reference
The project involves the construction of a capped engineered containment
facility (ECF) of about 7.5 ha, consisting of a peninsula attached to
Hamilton Port Authority's Pier 15. The ECF would cover in-situ about
130,000 m3 of contaminated sediments and contain about 500,000 m3 of dredged contaminated sediments from the surrounding areas.
This project was assessed using a science-based approach in accordance
with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers the federal
environmental assessment process, which identifies the environmental
effects of proposed projects and measures to address those effects, in
support of sustainable development.
SOURCE: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
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