Port Hope Project Update

Diagram representing the approximate location of the Access Road and LTWMF (Source: http://www.phai.ca/)

The Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI) Port Hope Project is an ongoing clean up and remediation project in the Municipality of Port Hope. It involves moving approximately 1.2 million cubic metres of contaminated soil to an engineered mound at the Port Hope Long-Term Waste Management Facility (LTWMF) located within the boundary of the Municipality. The Project is in a transition phase with construction proposed to start in 2012 on the LTWMF.

HSAL has been involved in the Port Hope Project since 2003 as the Municipal Peer Review Team (MPRT) providing the Municipality with technical review expertise throughout the Environmental Assessment as well as Design phase. The MPRT is currently reviewing the detailed designs for the construction phase of the Project.

While the bulk of the Project will begin in 2012, preparation for the construction phase has already begun! The Access Road to the new LTWMF had its groundbreaking on May 6th, 2011 and construction is ongoing. PHAI provides updates on its website about the Access
Road construction as well as daily results of dust monitoring and may be found
here
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Lauren Wingham-Smith is a Municipal Peer Review Team Project Assistant with Hardy Stevenson and Associates Limited, acting on behalf of the Municipality of Port Hope. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering, specializing in Materials Science and Engineering with a minor in Economics. This multidisciplinary background allows her to view both the environmental and human effects of engineering projects. She is also passionate about green innovation and design.

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About Hardy Stevenson and Associates Limited

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