Sonic awarded its first contract for cleanup in eastern Canada
VANCOUVER, BC/TORONTO, ONT-Sonic Environmental Solutions has won its first contract in eastern Canada, for the cleanup of a site in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) contaminated with varying levels of PCB. The company will use its proprietary Terra-Kleen solvent extraction system to conduct in-situ remediation under contract to a national remediation company. This technology recently received regulatory approval to operate as a mobile soil treatment system in Ontario. The contract guarantees a minimum of 500 tonnes, with the potential for up to 2,500 tonnes of contaminated soil to be cleaned by the end of 2006. The terms of the contract do not allow the site location to be disclosed or the owner or contracting agent to be named. Larry Rodricks, Sonic's newly-appointed vice-president of remediation services, said, "This contract should be the trigger that Sonic has been waiting for in order to secure future projects which I expect to see us involved in. There are many opportunities for cost-effective green technologies, such as Sonic's, involving environmentally proactive site owners or high-value brownfield sites," he added. Rodricks joined Sonic in June after 16 years with CH2M Hill, a leading environmental consulting company, where he was vice-president, market segment leader for contaminated sites and senior project manager. He will be based in the GTA with responsibility for the growth and development of Sonic's remediation business in Canada and the direct operations of the company's environmental services division.