Government of Canada takes further action to clean-up the ḰEL¸SET (Reay) Creek Pond this summer
“Completing this phase of the ḰEL¸SET (Reay) Creek remediation project demonstrates our government’s commitment to remediating contaminated sites and protecting the environment. Cleaning-up the pond will reduce threats to the pond ecosystem and the food web, in addition to providing a healthier home for cutthroat trout and coho salmon.”
The Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport
“Remediating the pollution caused by past actions is an important part in ensuring the future uses of this space for the community. By providing procurement and project management services for the second phase of this remediation project, Public Services and Procurement Canada is supporting this clean-up work safely while minimizing impacts to the environment and the local community.”
The Honourable Anita Anand
Minister of Public Services and Procurement
The ḰEL¸SET (Reay) Creek Remediation Project is funded through Canada’s Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan (FCSAP). FCSAP provides funding to assess and remediate federal contaminated sites and is coordinated by Environment and Climate Change Canada and the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat.
The remediation work will be restricted to a short window of time between the cutthroat trout and coho salmon’s critical spawning timeframe in the ḰEL¸SET (Reay) Creek.
The initial phase of the remediation project, conducted in 2019, removed and treated 923 tonnes of contaminated sediment from portions of the creek bed located on the Victoria Airport.
Office of the Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport, Ottawa
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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