By Staff/November 18, 2021
required for a proposed radioactive storage and decontamination plant on the Incinerator Road in Foxtrap.
The province had advised the applicant, Pardy’s Waste Management and Industrial Services Limited, that more information is needed on potential environmental effects, including, but not limited to;
- a hydrogeological assessment that considers the potential effects of the project on other groundwater use in the area, and measures that will be undertaken to mitigate adverse effects;
- a description of the potential effects of the project on the surrounding area, particularly on adjacent commercial and industrial properties, ambient water quality, recreational use, and measures that will be undertaken to mitigate adverse effects;
- a description of the transportation route and equipment proposed to transport NORM material to and from the facility, including potential effects on human receptors along the transportation route;
- details on the decontamination process;
- details on the NORM storage area;
- details on the monitoring, engineering and administrative controls that will be employed to ensure the ‘as low as reasonably achievable’ (ALARA) principle will be met for exposure levels; and,
- a decommissioning plan for the proposed facility.
An Environmental Assessment Committee has been appointed to provide scientific and technical advice to the Minister of Environment and to draft guidelines for the applicant in preparing the EPR. The committee includes representatives from the Department of Environment, Department of Digital Government and Service NL, and Environment and Climate Change Canada.