October 17, 2005

Sanexen awarded $1M contract for second phase of St Anthony site cleanup

ST JOHN'S, NFLD-The Newfoundland and Labrador government has awarded a contract valued at just over $1 million to Sanexen Environmental Services of Varennes, Quebec for Phase II of the environmental cleanup at the former military base in St Anthony. This builds on the approximately $1 million the government spent at the site in 2004. The second stage of the work will involve the cleanup of PCB-contaminated material and most of the hydrocarbon fuel contamination at the site. Work was slated to begin during the week of October 10 and should be completed by the end of the month. Environment and Conservation Minister Tom Osborne said the first phase of the St Anthony site cleanup last fall saw approximately 500 tonnes of PCB-contaminated soil removed from the site, as well as debris such as wood and metal. Further consideration will be given to completing the remediation work on this site in 2006.

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