HAMILTON, ON, Feb. 13, 2015 /CNW/ - The Randle Reef project partners are pleased to inform the community that a path forward has been established for the project.
In the summer of 2014, extensive consultation occurred with industry experts to determine options to advance the project within the current budget envelope. After careful consideration of all information received from industry, the project partners have identified modifications to the current project design that should result in significant cost savings without compromising the environmental goals of the project. For example:
With these modifications, the project's environmental objective will continue to be achieved. The Randle Reef project is a key initiative in restoring Hamilton Harbour and removing it from the list of Great Lakes Areas of Concern. The project partners remain committed to working together on this clean-up project and starting construction as quickly as possible.
Stage 1 of the project is expected to be re-tendered in early 2015. Work is expected to commence this year in Hamilton Harbour with the reconstruction of a dock wall adjacent to the ECF, to permit contaminated sediments to be removed from this area.
The Governments of Canada and Ontario, the City of Hamilton, the Hamilton Port Authority, U.S. Steel Canada, the City of Burlington, and Halton Region would like to thank everyone who participated in Industry Day in July, and in the follow-up one-on-one sessions held throughout the summer. The constructive feedback that we received was very helpful in determining a solution to quickly move the Randle Reef project forward.
SOURCE Environment Canada
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For further information: Environment Canada : Media Relations, 819-934-8008; Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change : Kate Jordan, Communications, 416-314-6666; City of Hamilton : Mike Kirkopoulos B.Sc., M.A., Director, Communications City Manager's Office, Tel.: 905-546-2424, ext. 2261, Cell.: 905-973-2314;Hamilton Port Authority : Larissa Fenn, Manager, Public Relations & Communications, 905-525-4330, ext. 235; City of Burlington : Donna Kell, Manager of Communications, Office: 905-335-7600, ext. 7841, Mobile: 905-630-6263; U.S. Steel Canada : Trevor Harris, Director, Government and Public Affairs, 905-577-4447; Environment Canada's Twitter page; Environment Canada's Facebook page
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