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Baker Lake Hotspot Remediation Landfarm and Interceptor Trench (149364)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: Amendment
Proponent name: Maurice Guimond
Company: Qulliq Energy Corporation
Schedule:
Start Date: 2020-10-01
End Date: 2025-07-31
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
Build and operate a landfarm to address historically contaminated soil in Baker Lake. The Hamlet of Baker Lake experienced several diesel fuel spills in the 70s and 80s that had never gotten cleaned up. Northern Canada Power Commission (NCPC) and the Ministry of Transport (MOT) occupied that area at the time. Fuel storage infrastructure and fuel handling practices were not to the standard we see today. QEC inherited the land and along with it the contaminated soil at the site. After several ESAs QEC conducted a Human Health Risk Assessment of the site and the results identified one spot (Hotspot) that contained levels and contaminants which would put humans at risk. We decided to address it immediately by the recommended method of landfarming the impacted material. The landfarm was constructed in September 2016. Additionally to prevent contamination from entering Baker Lake QEC proposes to install a barrier from the perma-frost to surface along the lake shoreline. There would be groundwater extraction wells where contaminated water could be drawn and filtered before decanting to the environment.
Summary of Modifications:
QEC owns and maintains a land-farm cell in Baker Lake. The land-farm is currently on the old Power Plant site and due to the proximity the site is an odour nuisance. For this reason, the hamlet has asked that we move the cell to a new site north, near the landfill far from the hamlet. The preferred site is adjacent to the landfill and is un-surveyed. QEC will ensure that the proper heavy equipment is secured so the contractor can carry out the work safely. The proponent will haul clean fill to the site to build the new berm walls. Then the liner shall be laid out evenly and tucked into the berm walls to prevent movement. The existing contaminated soil in the cell will be hauled to the new site and fill the newly constructed cell. The soil shall be placed loosely to facilitate aeration. The soil will be mixed with a fertilization agent to further facilitate remediation. •Cell size in new location must be at least 20m X 40m including berm walls •Space required in total to allow for fence, access and surrounding monitoring 30m X 50m •There is clean fill to re-use for partial rebuild at existing site (Berm walls) •Earth movers to provide heavy equipment and operators to facilitate the move •QEC to provide all new materials required for rebuild
Personnel:
Persons: 3
Days: 6
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
6350 polygon Hotspot
6351 polygon Landfarm
6352 polygon Interceptor_Trench
6353 polygon New project geometry
Planning Regions:
Kitikmeot
Affected Areas and Land Types
Municipal
Settlement Area
Keewatin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Site Cleanup/Remediation
Temporary Structures
Licensing Agencies
DFO:
INAC:
GN-DOE:
GN-QEC:
NIRB:
NWB:
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Excavator 1 1 meter bucket Removal of contaminated soil, placement of clean backfill
30 mil HDPE liner 1000 M2 26 M X 18.6 M Containment cell impervious liner and contaminated soil cover
2.4 M high chain link fence 1 26 M X 18. 6 M Security fence to restrict access to landfarm cell
Rototiller 1 small hand driven To till and aerate contained soil within cell during summer
40 mil HDPE liner 600 M2 300 M X 2 M Liner for interceptor trench
Water filter system 1 3 M X 2.5 M X 2 M Filter contaminated ground water
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Gasoline 1 23 Liters rototiller operation
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
0 No water will enter or leave the containment area. A cover will be used over the cell to prevent meltwater from entering and contained moisture from escaping. No water use during construction or operation of the landfarm
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Positive impacts will be realized since the hotspot was identified as being potentially hazardous to human health. The contaminated soil in the area has been removed placed in an impervious containment cell and covered. Remediation of the soil will begin shorly after spring melt and continue throughout the summer. Attenuation of the contamination is predicted to last over a 3 year period bringing the level to below criteria for soil to be used industrially.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Overburden (organic soil, waste material, tailings) 350 M3 Nutrients to be added to impacted soil at construction time Removal of oil impacted soil and replacement with clean fill
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2016-10-07
Originator: Maurice Guimond
Public Registry ID: 17779
Document Size: 348.11 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2016-10-07
Originator: Maurice Guimond
Public Registry ID: 17780
Document Size: 693.35 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2016-10-07
Originator: Maurice Guimond
Public Registry ID: 17781
Document Size: 389.34 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2016-10-21
Originator: Maurice Guimond
Public Registry ID: 17782
Document Size: 2576.22 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2016-11-30
Originator: Maurice Guimond
Public Registry ID: 17784
Document Size: 1698.35 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2016-12-22
Originator: Peter Scholz
Public Registry ID: 17785
Document Size: 517.98 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2020-05-07
Originator: Peter Scholz
Public Registry ID: 17787
Document Size: 621.63 Kb

KEEWATIN QUESTIONAIRE

GENERAL
Environmental Protection:
s2.4.9: The applicant undertakes to prevent any new occurances of pollution, garbage and contamination at the site of the development.
YES

Removal of Fuel Drums:
s2.4.9: The applicant undertakes to remove all drums safely from the site and dispose of the drums in a safe manner.
YES

New Site Restoration and Clean Up:
s2.4.15 and Appendix 2,s1: The applicant undertakes to clean up the site and restore the site to its natural condition to the greatest extent possible.
YES

Old Site Restoration and Clean Up:
s3.13.2: The applicant undertakes to clean up the site and restore the site to its original condition to the greatest extent possible, including any work required due to the applicant's action prior to this application.
YES

Low Level Air Flights:
s5.4.4 and Apendix 2, s3: Will the applicant avoid low-level flights?
NO
i. If not, explain why such flights are or may be absolutely necessary.
ii. If such flights are or may be absolutely necessary, will they avoid disturbance to people and wildlife?
YES
iii. If not, explain why it is not possible to avoid such disturbance.

Caribou Protection Measures:
s2.4.6 and Appendix 3: Will the applicant comply with the Caribou Protection Measures outlined in section 2.4.6 and in Appendix 3?
YES

Caribou Water Crossings:
Will the applicant avoid, between May 15 and September 1, to construct any camp, cache any fuel or conduct s2.4.6 and map: any blasting within 10 km of any Designated Caribou Water Crossing identified
YES

ARCHEOLOGY
Reporting of Archaeological Sites:
s4.4.3 and Appendix 3, s2 and s8: Will the applicant immediately report the discovery of all suspected archaeological sites to the Government of Nunavut?
YES

PARTICULAR AREAS
Game Sanctuary:
s2.4.1: Is the project proposal located, in whole or in part, within the Thelon Game sanctuary?
NO

Bird Sanctuary:
s2.4.1: Is the project proposal located, in whole or in part, within the Mc Connell River Migratory Bird Sanctuary, the Harry Gibbons Migratory Bird Sanctuary or, the East Bay Migratory Bird Sanctuary
NO

Southern Southampton Island and Coats Island:
s3.4.5: Is the project proposal located, in whole or in part, in southern Southampton Island and Coats Island?
NO
If yes, does the project proposal involve hydrocarbon exploration?
YES
Municipal Lands:
s1.4.3: Is the project located, in whole or in part, within municipal boundaries?
YES

PARTICULAR ACTIVITIES



New Land Use:
Does the project proposal involve a new type of land use never engaged in before in the region?
NO

Code of Good Conduct for Land Users:
Appendix 2: The applicant undertakes to adhere to the Code of Good Conduct at all times.
YES