Iqaluit Clean-Up Operation

At Iqaluit, Nunavut, the ASU provided all the scientific and engineering services for the complete cleanup of the large former military base. This was the first cleanup of a military base in the north associated with the DEW Line and as such many problems had to be solved. These ranged from developing the methodology for delineating contaminated areas, excavation procedures, contaminated soil containerization, asbestos abatement, landfill design and construction, delineation and removal of PCB-contaminated floors, and liaison with government, industry and Inuit organizations.

Contaminated concrete

The initial environmental assessment was conducted with the Environmental Science Group at RMC, the engineering work was carried out with UMA Engineering in Edmonton and the whole project supported by Scott Mitchell from the Yellowknife office, Indian and Northern Affairs, Canada.