Working on behalf of the PHAI Management Office, Amec Foster Wheeler
will conduct three activities simultaneously – service utility locates,
traditional land surveys and gamma radiological scans – so, at any
point, residents may see one or all of these activities in their
For ease of testing, the contractor has divided
the areas being tested into six groups.
Phase 1 of the road allowance testing is complete
The first phase of radiological investigations on approximately 175 road allowances, laneways and rights-of-way in Port Hope is complete, with final reports expected this summer. The investigations included service utility locates, traditional land surveying and gamma radiological scans.
The second phase – borehole drilling/soil sampling – is expected to get underway in 2017. The road allowance investigations are being conducted as part of the Property Radiological Survey to test for the presence of historic low-level radioactive waste. Road allowances that do not meet PHAI Clean-up Criteria will be remediated as part of the cleanup of major sites and residential properties, scheduled to begin in 2018.
This work is being done as part of the Property Radiological Survey