The City of North Bay and the DND have reached an agreement that will see the federal government fund the majority of costs related to the remediation of (PFAS) at Jack Garland Airport.
SUDBURY - The City of North Bay and the Department of National Defence (DND) have struck an agreement on a $20 million cleanup of water and soil near the Jack Garland Airport.
Golder specialists have been working alongside peers from public and private entities to find the right solution to the challenges presented by Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS).
Water suppliers across the nation could be required to sample for manmade “forever chemicals” in an attempt to gauge just how prevalent the contaminants are in drinking supplies.
The class of chemicals called PFAS are often referred to as ‘the forever chemicals’ because they are highly persistent in the environment and will take hundreds if not thousands of years to disappear.
As we study impacts of persistent contaminants, jurisdictions are implementing standards. But Canada needs more provincial regulations.