MONTREAL, Dec 14, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Englobe Corp. is pleased to announce their success at the Canadian Brownfield Network's 2016 Brownfield Awards held on November 29, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario. Englobe was recognized as the winner of "Best Overall Project" in honour of their ongoing efforts with the remediation work being undertaken in Lac Megantic, Quebec.
About Lac Megantic Remediation Project: A 31-hectare area within the Town of Lac Mégantic required environmental remediation, regeneration and rebuilding due to the train derailment and explosion in 2013. About 300,000 tonnes of soil contaminated with crude oil by the accident required immediate treatment. A temporary treatment facility was designed and constructed by Englobe to treat the contaminated soil; a biological treatment process was implemented, making use of a series of multiple-level biopiles. Treated soils were re-used in the reclamation of nearby open pit mines, in the backfilling/restoration of the downtown area of Lac Megantic where the derailment occurred, and in the restoration of other industrial properties. As of September 2016, more than 200,000 tonnes of contaminated soil have been successfully treated by Englobe and reused. The remainder of the contaminated soil is planned to be treated by Englobe, by July 2017.
For 3 years, Englobe has been dedicated to restoring Lac Megantic to its original state and to do our part in helping it heal. Englobe has been proud to participate in the transformation and renewal of this community and would like to thank the Ministry of Environment of Quebec and the community of Lac Megantic for being beside us and working with us every step of the way.
About Englobe Corp
Founded in Quebec more than 50 years ago, Englobe is the one of Canada's largest organizations specialized in soils, materials and environment engineering.
At Englobe, our passionate people, our experience and expertise allow us to provide you with tailored solutions, which meet your needs, budget and schedule. For more information please visit www.englobecorp.com
For further information: Manon Leblond, Advisor, Communications, Englobe, 1200 St-Martin Blvd. West, suite 400, Laval (Quebec) H7S 2E4, T 514.281.5151, ext. 113090, C 438.837.7183, [email protected]