THIS IS AN APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL OF WATER LICENCE 1BR-EKA1017 FOR LONG TERM MONITORING AT THE FOX-C EKALUGAD FJORD SITE.
FOX-C Ekalugad Fjord (Water Licence No. 1BR-EKA1017) is located in the Qikiqtani Region on the northeast coast of Baffin Island, on the south shore of Ekalugad Fjord, approximately 240km northwest of Qikiqtarjuaq and 260km south of Clyde River. FOX-C was an intermediate DEW Line Site constructed in 1957 and subsequently abandoned in 1963. Remediation occurred between 2006 and 2008 and included the construction of a Non-Hazardous Waste Landfill (NHWL), the cleaning and disposal of drums, debris collection, contaminated soil excavation, hazardous waste removal, and building and structure demolition.
Long term monitoring (LTM) was initiated in 2009 and includes visual inspection, groundwater/active layer sampling, soil sampling (if required), and natural environment monitoring (i.e., traditional activities, wildlife, vegetation, etc.). LTM plans typically follow a 25 year schedule over 3 phases, as outlined in the Abandoned Military Site Remediation Protocol (AMSRP): Phase I (years 1, 3, 5); Phase II (years 7, 10, 15, 25); and Phase III (beyond 25 years). The FOX-C site was monitored in 2009 (year 1), 2011 (year 3), 2013 (year 5), and 2015 (year 7). Year 10 LTM is scheduled for 2018 and future LTM is planned for 2023, 2028, and 2033.
Water licence 1BR-EKA1017 currently authorizes post-remediation activities (i.e. LTM) and expires on September 30, 2017. An application for its renewal is being requested until 2034 to complete LTM activities at the FOX-C Ekalugad Fjord site.
There will be no requirement for a camp (less than 1 day onsite), all waste generated onsite will be back-hauled to a municipal landfill, less than 20L water will be collected each monitoring event, and monitoring events are not conducted every year and follow the schedule recommended by the AMSRP and the site-specific long term monitoring plan (4 monitoring events over the next 17 years).