Author: Julia
Navigating Environmental Compliance: A Comprehensive Guide to O. Reg 153 and Site Assessments
What you need to know before hiring any environmental engineer or environmental consulting firm in one, easy-to-digest whitepaper O. Reg 153 is important, and crucial for you to understand and for your environmental consultant to know inside and out. Do you agree that experienced environmental consulting will save you money long-term? Are you sure your...
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Choosing the Right Environmental Consultant: Essential Questions to Ask
The standard for environmental care in Ontario is found in Ontario Regulation 153/04. This extensive regulation defines what property owners are required to do for their site to ensure that they are protecting the environment. Reg. 153/04 essentially defines the process that leads to obtaining a Record of Site Condition (RSC) for a property. This...
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AEL Milestones 1999-2024: 25 Years of Excellence
For 25 years, AEL environment has provided innovative environmental and land restoration solutions. By using a collaborative and transparent approach, we work with clients to create tailored solutions based on individual needs and site-specific goals. This commitment to professional integrity and personal responsiveness has enhanced our reputation as leaders in Environmental Site Assessment (ESA), testing,...
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Microwave Satellite Communication Station
Executive Summary AEL completed a Phase Two Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) and a full-depth, remedial excavation program at a remote, decommissioned microwave tower facility in Northern Ontario. The goal of the project was the restoration and return of the land leased to the client by the local First Nation community.  Prior investigation had identified soil...
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VOR Station
Executive Summary The goal of this project was to supplement data from a past investigation revealing soil contamination on an industrial site. Prior to our involvement, previous consultants had conducted initial remediation programs and discovered copper-impacted soil in excess of guidelines. We were later brought on board to further delineate contamination at the site and...
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Contaminated Site Spring Cleaning – Cost-Effective Remediation
Whether purchasing, selling, or refinancing a property, environmental contamination in soil, groundwater, or even indoor air may seem like a daunting and costly roadblock to achieving your goals. If you are like many individuals who feel “stuck” with a contaminated site, you most likely will have found remediation options to be cost-prohibitive to the extent...
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Innovations in Environmental Site Remediation Over the Past 25 Years
Over the past 25 years, there have been a considerable number of environmental innovations  in environmental site remediation. These progressive changes are reflected in the adaptations of applicable regulatory standards and industry best practices. What was once deemed acceptable procedure at the turn of the century is not necessarily in the best interests of the...
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Bioremediation Case Study
Project Location: Ontario, Canada Former Trucking Distribution and Service Centre AEL was retained to conduct a Phase 1 and 2 Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) at a former transport truck repair and maintenance property (“the Site”), situated in a residential area. Historically, the Site had been used as a truck marshalling yard, for refuelling, and as...
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Multiple Sites, Hydro Company, Ontario
Executive Summary The goal of this project was to conduct environmental screening assessments at multiple transformer-housing electrical distribution sites for environmental due diligence. In particular, the client wished to compare site soils to Ontario Regulation 153/04 site standards to evaluate potential site value. Knowing this information would help the client to form a decision regarding...
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What Is Brownfield Redevelopment and How Can it Lead to Investment Opportunities?
When it comes to redevelopment, brownfield properties can lead to significant investment opportunities. The term ‘brownfield(s)’ refers to a former commercial or industrial site that is contaminated. While urban areas remain filled with empty buildings and abandoned land, there is always a rising demand for available commercial and industrial properties. This has created a growing...
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